An Age Thing

‘Hey, just noticed your earlobes are creased’

‘It’s an age thing, years of hanging on your words’

‘Ha, they’d be longer, not wrinkled like yours’

‘The ins and outs of words, in one ear out the other’

’You’re a cantankerous old bugger’

‘Ah, pierced me with your truth’


Tweet to #vss365 writing prompt ‘earlobe’ on 28th May 2021

Named Speaker

His first submission, Amsterdam
his second Bologna via Milan
then south to Naples, named
speaker, reputation, now invited
Basel, Lausanne, Venice, Athens
London, Oxford, Brussels via Paris
San Francisco, Melbourne, Auckland
Kyoto as much holiday as science
a mind into others, storytelling maps.