Our Kind

Our Kind
Clare M Bercot Zwerling

We were the play-it-safe travelers
those right lane in Georgia
for a right turn in Florida kinda folks

loving the unrocky boat.
Ex-nay to new faces
hyper self examination

avoiding self revealing
another chance for loss
lost to curtains kept closed

invitations declined
and of course
never proffered.

Too self contained
to open a door
welcome the world

skipping away to the
everything else that ultimately
there isn’t.

Clare M Bercot Zwerling is a newer poet with twelve poems published to date. She is a member of the Writers of the Mendocino Coast.