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

Derek Berry co-hosts and organizes Charleston youth-centered poetry movement The UnSpoken Word which features a variety of upcoming and established slam poets in various Charleston venues. The UnSpoken Word attempts to give voice to a variety of experiences and implement art to enact changes in coalition local activist movements, most notably the queer community. He also performs in venues and competes in slams across the US. He is a spoken word poet, a photographer's assistant, and a Political Science student at the College of Charleston. He worked as a journalist and columnist for Verge magazine for two years based out of Augusta, GA. He was the first winner of the 827's Holy City Slam. Derek recently published his first chapbook Skinny Dipping with Strangers and released his first spoken word album Perfect Nights, produced by Smohn Jith Studios. The publication of his novel Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County is also forthcoming through PRA Publishing. Derek Berry has absolutely no clue what he might do with his life, but he's going to make a damn difference.

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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