two muses drinking coffee

coffee

silliness strikes me… at the oddest times
like funerals and weddings
really…it’s an affliction…
a social handicap…
I’m in recovery…

except yesterday in a coffee shop
too much caffeine struck…
two muses drinking mocha cappuccino
yes…they were real muses
…one was mine…

sitting on a sofa behind me
wearing street clothes
them…not the sofa
(awful…I know it)
and I was their topic
yes…I knew it…
of course, I listened
I’m not dense…
though I admit to being
perhaps… maybe… paranoid
suspicious…in a trendy way

“She uses ellipsis.”
(like I was taking drugs)
“Well…it’s been there for years…
reappears like locusts.”
“She says it’s where her poems breathe.”
“Then she must be hyperventilating.”
“Does she pass out much?”
“No…just her poetry gets wispy.”
“Lack of inspiration?”
“No…that’s the trouble.”

I sighed…do that a lot.

Bonnie Marshall

Photo Credit: Trent Redmann

14 thoughts on “two muses drinking coffee

  1. no … that’s just too unbelievable … muses … in a coffee shop … talking … to each other … drinking mocha cappuccino??? … that’s just too much … they’ll be talking exclamations and ampersands soon …

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