The Orange Room Review

Accessible poetry of substance


In Between

by Alarie Tennille


These things you remember -
meeting your lover, vacations in Paris,
the day your mother died.
But a lovely April morning
or even Christmas melts
into other springs, other holidays.
Life is like a loaf of bread
heeled by joy and sorrow, the soft
sameness in between
barely tasted.



ALARIE TENNILLE serves on the Board of Directors of The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri. Her chapbook, Spiraling into Control, is available on Amazon.com. Alarie's poems have appeared in numerous journals including Margie, Poetry East, English Journal, I-70 Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Untitled Country Review.