Served Up with a Glass of Milk

One of a pair of a poems, the inaugural poems from the Go Dog Go café, written from one side of the room with PoetGirlEm on the other. While we manage the time zones worlds apart, take a look at these poems by her, two of my recent favorites https://poetgirlem.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/skipping-stars/ and https://poetgirlem.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/the-unknown/. The second poem feels like the anthem of the shy ones inside the cafe and the first one takes my favorite idle time activity, skipping stones, and twists it on its cosmic head to our great reward, a fantastic intergalactic poem of love and longing! Live long and prosper, to infinity and beyond, or as my good friend The Doctor said: “There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” — The Doctor, Season 6, Episode 6. Back to the real business of my blogging, poetry:

She reads about the history of butter,
or maybe the chemistry?
If her eyes lift up into mine,
Will the happy accident,
Accidentally inspire smoothness?

I retreat inside the coffee mug,
Hidden behind ear buds
Buried in my own Kundera.
How can I become so light in being
When this moment feels so heavy?

I want that butterfly to fly into my heart
From the pit where it mines dark coals
To warm the night with pitiable cries
I would flit and float to the flower
Sitting like an invitation by her ear.

Instead, two sticks and a cup of sugar
Brown and white, each. Stir the lumps out.
Flour and vanilla, soda and salt. Egg.
Cracked like me, my yoke in the bowl.
Add chips, I am nuts. Bake me, until sweet.

Em’s response can be found here:
https://poetgirlem.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/corner-spot/

10 thoughts on “Served Up with a Glass of Milk

  1. geni2017 says:

    So sweet – love the end. I don’t read all of your poems because I just don’t have the time, but the ones I read I love… also a big fan of the Doctor … so can relate there too.

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  2. S Francis says:

    I am feeling that genuine rush of creativity that comes with working together with the people I care about… so… since you all have become the inhabitants in the micro world I have long wanted to find… I look forward to writing.

    Like

  3. Singledust says:

    this was so engaging! so lovely to sit in a cafe and exchange shy looks over books and the aroma of coffee and now thoughts of butter, delicious words and warm feelings! Going over to Em’s to read hers now.

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  4. S Francis says:

    Thank You my dear friend, and I believe you will like the response that Em came up with too. The Gecko rises again! Now… I do believe we have a backside of night collaboration to get to!

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