ARGUMENT

playing hangman

A circular
Argument
With, a
Fill-in-the-blank
Happy/sad
Ending
Statistically

Skewed
Toward
The middle

A search for
Authenticity
Aesthetically
Pleasing
Phrases
Tantalized
Teased
As syntax
Went for
T
he kill

Bogged in
A quagmire
Of klutziness
Ham-fisted
Attempts to fix
The unbroken
Was there
Still, fresh air
Somewhere?
Stagnation
Salvation?
New wine
For old?

Words
Returned
Withered
Bent over
I
talicized
Barely
Recognized
When the
Hangman
Knocked
A
t the door

 

DAILY PROMPT: PARTY ANIMALS (?)

“After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?”life of the partyMost importantly, its dependent on the type of function and why I’d be there.  If it were an obligatory social function, I’d make sure to see and be seen by the important people.  After that, I’d take full advantage of people watching opportunities.  Every party has main characters playing typical roles.  It doesn’t take long to figure out who they are.  Sometimes I’ve assigned names to characters and shared them with my spouse.  …A private game–names assigned based on behavior.  A pretentious, social-climbing, “thirtyish” couple at one function, I christened “Googie” and “XuXu.”

If it were a party of close friends, I’d stay longer.  Group dynamics would determine the remainder of the gathering.  I’m more introverted than extroverted–loud obnoxious people put me off.  If the majority of attendees were positive and uplifting, I’d feel energized.  If there were too many drama kings and queens in attendance, I’d be more emotionally drained.  I have no desire to be poisoned by toxic personalities.  If things went completely awry, I’d make a trip to the restroom, mysteriously disappear, and go home.  At that point, a good book would be an enjoyable alternative.