COFFEE SHOP by Craig Patrick

October 27, 2015

that woman is broadcasting her phone call
like she’s sending distress signals
from the deck of a sinking ship

the man at the next table is slurping his soup
like a thirsty retriever before the water bowl
after a full day of fetching frisbees

isn’t it clear from my distant gaze
and my manic pencil attack
that I’m trying to find the words
that may one day save the world

aren’t they aware
that my creative process
requires being around people
without actually being around people

Craig Patrick is a Washington, DC-area musician and English teacher.  When not working on poetry or trying to convince his students of its importance, he writes and records songs under the name Giants of Diving.


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