The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteen Floor

Oh, my mind resides
on the Thirteenth Floor
at the Riverside
back behind a door

made of oak and spruce
in Victorian style
and I keep it loose
here behind my smile

All my friends are here
cyber-found and true;
others will appear
when the moon is new

We’re expecting you

© 2014 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Poets United wanted poems about the number 13, in poems of exactly 13 lines.

I counted them twice.

Peace, Amy

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C.C.
    Jun 12, 2014 @ 23:36:52

    Great flow to this…so lyrical.


  2. Arushi Ahuja
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 04:08:40

    Behind a door!! On thirteenth floor… Is very well said !!


  3. georgeplace2013
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 04:16:49

    What a terrific response to “13”. We must be neighbors. I’m on the same floor :)


  4. Roger Green
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 04:39:00

    The rooms in the B&B we stayed in last month were numbered 1-12 in the main house, and 13-14 in the carriage house. It would have been very easy to duck 13, which was our room, BTW, but they did not.


  5. Mary
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 06:23:38

    Hey, I sure do hope there is room for me on that 13th floor. Sounds like THE place to be. I enjoyed this, Amy.


  6. Gabriella
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 06:33:41

    Nice take on the prompt, Amy! You made me smile with your 13th floor. It sounds like a nice place to be.


  7. brian miller
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 07:15:11

    def nice flow…if you are getting together with online friends, i hope you have fun…i met like a dozen or so…and its always a trip…meeting up with a couple tonight at a open mic in richmond


  8. Susan
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 08:54:32

    Here I am! Delighted
    to be invited.
    And waited for.
    On the 13th floor.
    Amy, Amy–how wonderful! I tried to read this as ominous, but could not.


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 09:28:36

    The 13th floor I read as a threat, but the rest of the poem just seem sweet and nice.. so it becomes almost a juxtaposition… love that.


  10. Sherry Blue Sky
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 10:52:45

    ooooh, a bit spooky that “We’re expecting you.” Loved your thirteen lines!


  11. Sumana Roy
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 12:12:59

    i like this sweet flow with a touch of mystery….


  12. Walt Wojtanik
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 15:54:34

    Ames! Keep the Java hot. I’ll be right down! Missed ya!


  13. journalread
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 17:06:48

    Nice rhythm, ma’am – loving it for what’s left unsaid.


  14. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 18:48:41

    I love it! (Expect me at full moon.)


  15. kaykuala
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 06:32:54

    Lots of expectations
    smoothly done
    Great narrations
    Wonder where one can run
    Wonderful write
    From Amelita in small bites!



  16. Truedessa
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 11:33:08

    Ah, leaves me wondering what might be waiting on the “13th” floor..


  17. Sabra Bowers
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 16:04:57

    I love I keep it loose here behind my smile.


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