Cocktail Parties

Cocktail Parties: a great prompt for writing, a great prompt for establishing a life style

Fresh out of college – a Manhattan apartment.
Cocktail parties where competition was fierce
and wall flowers aplenty.

I’ve always cheered for the underdog
probably because I’ve been one myself.
Foreigners are underdogs at cocktail parties.

I love talking to foreigners.
I love hearing them manipulate their second languages.
In Japan, I praised my elementary school students for their creative English.

I can compete now, in old age, at cocktail parties
by talking about The Far East.
No one has been there but me.

And so people walk away – I win.
They don’t want to hear about The Far East.
And I don’t want to hear about their newest condominiums.

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This Artaware blog is running the gamut of my life, starting in my fifties – and
now going back to my twenties.
It’s all about art – art aware and life aware.

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