Lovingly, or: All we have in common

Poetry Partners #86

A poem by Anne Morrigan of ‘Anne A p a r t’

I fell in love Precisely
because you asked me not to
said I was foolish
one of thousands
a fly in your soup
but you had to concede
that you revealed
yourself to me
so what I could not control
I reveled in
thinking, one day
I’ll tell you
what all we have in

sevenling by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’


We all have much more in common than we have difference. I would say that about people all over the world. They don’t know how much in common that they have.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 – 2019)
One day, I’ll tell you what all we have 
in common when you return defeated;
forsaken; perhaps not of your own volition.

One day, I’ll tell you what all we have
in common. Perhaps you'll harumph (as you 
do); plug your ears; sing loudly: 'La-lala-lala!' 

I'll tell of lovingly distilling life.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

List of Poetry Partners

39 thoughts on “Lovingly, or: All we have in common”

  1. Beautiful poems both, I love Anne’s use of the word common in two different ways in the first poem how David has run with this in his. Great writing.

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