The Poetry Bar


tuning out
into the make-believe
the stories of others
forsakes the tragedy
of our own

soothes our reality

the conversations
in our heads
skews our perception
the substantiality

changes our reality

engaging with people
immersing ourselves
in nature
grounds us
makes our world whole

defines our reality

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at or follow her on Facebook, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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