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BUT DRINK IT COLD (OR HOT)

Dearest strangers, friends, wanderers, drinkers of tea, coffee, beverages of any kind,

announcing: an evening about COLD COFFEE (‘I warm up cold coffee in the microwave’)

Contribute? Please SUBMIT or present at evening: poetry, prose, collage, film, music, art installation, or other.

Sunday March 29, from 19.00

At Tupac Amaru

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Thirteen Ways of warming to cold coffee

I
In all the cafés in town
the only moving thing was
swirling cold coffee.

II
I was of three minds
like a tray
on which there are three coffees
getting cold

III
The cold coffee whirled across the kitchen.
It played a key role in the domestic altercation.

IV
A man and a woman
are Two.
A man and a woman and one cold coffee
are nearly, but not quite, One.

V
I do not know which to prefer
the beauty of inflections
or the beauty of innuendos,
the coffee cold
or warmed up in a microwave.

VI
Icicles filled the long window
with shattered glass.
The steam from the coffee cup
rose before it, uncertainly.
the mood
traced in the steam
an icy wind.

VII
O thin women of Kreuzberg,
why do you imagine steaming coffee?
Do you not see how cold coffee
is in the cup, cupped in the palm
of the man opposite you?

VIII
I know noble accents
and lucid, inescapable rhythms;
but I know, too,
that cold coffee saturates
everything I know.

IX
When the cold coffee was thrown out,
the stain it left on the table
marked the edge
of one of many circles.

X
At the sight of cold coffee
abandoned in a green light
even the baristas of soya milk lattes
would lift a foamy finger in protest.

XI
She rode through Berlin
in an overground U-bahn
once, a fear pierced her
in that she mistook
the pool of spilt coffee
for a puddle of blood

XII
Cold coffee is flowing.
The people must be on the move.

XIII
It was morning all mid-afternoon
it had snowed
and the snow was going to melt under rain.
The cold coffee sat
On living room tables.

2 thoughts on “Call for submissions: ‘Cold coffee’

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