Simulacrum

Simulacrum

by Glenn Cassidy


My coffee is cloudless, ink black,
no sugary snowfall, no apparitions
floating in a tumult of cream.
No sudden levitation of coffees past,
no yearning after a splinter of memory,
selective, prone to bias in its recollection
of bitter or sweet or otherworldly.
No symbol of the coming day,
no metaphor. Pungent sips,
leafing the morning news.


-refers from the word “coffee” in Carolee Sherwood’s poem After we kissed for the first time

  1. I love this. Thank you so much, Glenn. (and I don’t even drink coffee)

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