Coffee Shop Poem #2

Somewhere there are thin telephone lines

holy in their purpose

bending their spines as words spark through them

and through these lines come conversation

a poem not called so

that makes one person fall in love with another

and there’s nowhere for those words to go

but through one’s ear and into the heart

and snuggle there like a polar bear in those Coke commericials

So, speak words and follow the signs

somewhere, someone is falling in love

through telephone lines

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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 11, 2011, in career, Poems, Poetry, Word Salad, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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