Coffee Shop Poems #1

{New thing? Will be writing posting random thoughts that I write while drinking coffee but cannot use in a poem, so instead, I write mini-poems. Not spoken word, really. Just lyrical poems, and the like.}

Dancing on electrical lines

we risk death by plummeting to unforgiving earth

let loose from the upside gravity we experience

or lurid electrocution from the wired noose

our kites are meant for thunderstorms

the norms of science do not apply here

where gravity appears then vanishes

into a black felt top hat

that flattens under the pressure of the sky

just as we do when finally we die

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About derekberry

I am a writer promoting my first book "In Lickskillet." I blog, write poetry, and write fiction. I also write for Augusta's Verge magazine which you can find at many downtown vendors in the CSRA.

Posted on December 9, 2011, in Poems, Poetry, writer, Writing, Young Poets for Change and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I think this is wonderful, so lucid and free. I hope you do more of these!

  2. I love the line “Our kites are meant for thunderstorms”. That’s awesome right there.

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