In the Ladies Parlor

In the Ladies Parlor

We come with cups filled
with our true selves, slowly
pouring out bits for others
to gather up and marvel
at their beauty.
Sometimes laughter splashes out,
sometimes tears.
Sometimes our fears or frustrations
slip over the brim to be picked
up and soothed by sages and philosophers
who understand. And when we leave that
Ladies Parlor we find our cups have
been refilled with small treasures
from the cups of others.

— Candace Kubinec


Thank you to the Ladies Tea and Poetry Society
for a wonderful afternoon of fellowship

Dee