Thoughts Upon Three Familiar Phrases: Three

by Carmen Mason

“Speaking Personally. . .”

as a person
personally speaking
it’s nothing personal but
from one person to another
don’t take this personally but
I’d like to say person to person
as a person
personally I
want to
couldn’t care less
hope he drops dead
can’t think of a nicer time
long for a whole new beginning, at least another lifetime, to get things ……………..right but
that’s just me, personally

Carmen Mason: I have been writing poetry and prose much of my life. I’ve been published, won prizes but realize I write most for myself — to express, explore, expunge and exhort.