January 23rd: G. Emil Reutter Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Visiting Stone Soup from out of state for the first time will be poet, fiction writer, and essayist G. Emil Reutter.

G Emil Reutter is an author/poet from Lower Bucks County Pennsylvania. His home base is The Five Points Java Joint where he reads normally on the 3rd Friday of the month with the Madpoets Society. He currently has a chapbook of poetry entitled Asphalt Road (2004) and two collections of short stories/essays/poems entitled Life Views (2004), The Jonesville Collection (2004) available as ebooks at Stonegarden Publishing. A number of manuscripts are in submission status. His poetry/prose/essays have been published widely in the small and electronic press.

A sample poem of Reutter's is included below.

saturday night sinners

troubadours sing songs whose lyrics
have long lost their meaning
tina circles dave on the dance floor
as she eyes up johnny at the bar
who chugs another beer wondering
where his wife is
the band sings “born to run”
tina laughs at the crowd dancing
changing the lyric to “born to jog”
or “walk really fast”
dave scores a blond and leaves
tina saddles up next to johnny
listening to the cheat on me blues
waiting for him to take her
where she wants to go
sunday morning comes
as dave picks the tinted blue hair
from his pillow
johnny and his wife enter the church
tina walks by and winks
as johnny notices
the pastor eyeing up his wife
dave runs in sitting down
not noticing the blue haired lady
until she places her hand on his knee
cringing knowing he can’t get away
and here they all sit
saturday night sinners
in sunday morning forgiveness

--G. Emil Reutter

Click here to visit G. Emil Reutter's website.