Voices on the Wind
by Andrea Williams Reed
Room opened and set up
Agendas laid out,
Participants filed in,
Taking seats as they come,
Chairs scrapping the floor,
Tables rocked when bumped
Chairperson calls meeting to order,
Review of minutes, power points flashing,
Flapping Easel assembled with colorful graphics
Pens started the note taking, doodling, and tapping,
Minds wandered toward the weekend,
Other paused on previous evening.
Dramatic Opinions aired
Differences thoughtfully shared
Conflicts: some resolved, some created.
Issues parked, for next time.
Participants make polite getaways