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In Circles

By Jess Boyes

By Jess BoyesPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
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“I mean, I don’t even know where to start”

“Try the beginning”

“But where is that?”

“Not at the end”

“Do you want us to depart?”

“No, sorry”

“Or do you want us to mend?”

“Go on, begin.”


“You were saying…”

“Bah! I lost my train of thought”

“I thought you wanted to talk?”

“I did, but”

“But what?”

“Dammit! I forgot! But, I know it was something.”

“Or maybe it was nothing”

“Maybe if you stopped interrupting!”

“Ok, ok, sorry. Start from the beginning”

“But I don’t even know where to start”….

performance poetry

About the Creator

Jess Boyes

From Melbourne, Australia, I love creative writing and food, particularly a good quality cheese or some sort of dairy.

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Comments (17)

  • Tiffany Gordon 24 days ago

    Simply Brilliant!!!!

  • Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Yeah, OK, this sounds like a conversation I have regularly, LOL. Nice Job!! Congrats on TS.

  • Sweileh 888about a month ago

    hank you, I am happy with your exciting stories. Follow my stories now

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Great job you have done dude Love it Many congratulations on TS

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Love the sense of hopeless circularity! Very well done.

  • Jane Kattabout a month ago

    This dialogue is so real and relatable! Thanks for sharing this slice of life.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Hahahahahaha I loved how you made it loop! Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    I love this poem! It feels so sassy but also oddly vulnerable. Great job and congrats on Top Story!

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    well done dear!!!

  • Carmen Heniginabout a month ago

    I love this! Well done!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    Congrats on TS. This sounds exactly like a conversation I have with a friend of mine. No matter what I try to say, she always interrupts. Oh well. Perhaps that's why I write stories. No interruption there, wait? What was that?

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Lol. That was great. I swear I've had this exact conversation. Congrats on the TS.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    This is exactly what it means when you aren’t in synch with someone great piece!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Well hot diggidy - Top Story in no time at all!

  • Matthew Frommabout a month ago

    ooo i like this one a lot, had a certain mindbending quality to it while still being very very relatable.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Oh...I so get this. Very relatable. Well written, Jess, as always!

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