Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In Tandem--By Alice Couch--United States

In Tandem                                                                        

Two black blurs                                                          
chase their tails,                                                          
each other,      
a wiffle ball,                                                               
my poet’s pen.

They whirl away,
twin balls of fur,
safety in numbers,
my poet’s pen,
a hostage.

Alice Couch is a retired nurse’s aide who spends her days playing with her dogs, Nibby and Squeakie, while writing poetry for her three children, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great great-grandchildren.  One of her stories published in Living with Children. She studied yoga and Buddhism and has a gift for blending the rational approach of the Western mind with the deep spiritual wisdom of the east in her poetry. She was named Noblesville’s Senior Poet Laureate in 2012.


  1. short, sweet and descriptive - just how I like poetry