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 Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

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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