on a napkin at Starbucks

on a napkin at Starbucks

Scribbled nothings are quickly maneuvered
around coffee stains and corporate logos;
inky words rise proudly from flattened trees,
on a paper product that I should be using to wipe
up the mess that I have made. These are the seeds
of a poem, phrases to be spliced together beneath
angry stares of baristas with college degrees.
I shall need more coffee, and more napkins.

 

Copyright © 2010 by Christopher Chaffin – All rights reserved

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About cjchaffin

Wordsmithing is my passion. I eat, sleep, and breathe words and phrases, only to regurgitate them and pray that they are better off than when I first ingested them.
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