THE LIBRARY MEETING ROOM
|Carole sits at far end of table on the left.|
The library meeting room
Filled with tables and chairs
like a classroom
I enter for the first meeting
With some anxiety -- What is expected?
And greet friends and neighbors
We introduce ourselves
And Adrien & Sylvia welcome us
And lay out the guidelines for our group.
Whatever we write is acceptable
No disclaimers, please,
Only positive suggestions made
Then given a topic -- we write.
After about 30 minutes we share
If we wish -- not required.
Many positive reactions and encouragement
Some laughter, maybe even some tears
But mostly I'm left with a feeling of success.