Tuesday Poem: two from Californian poets David Perez and Jennifer Swanton Brown

Tuesday Poem: two from Californian poets David Perez and Jennifer Swanton Brown.

More on Media Poetry Studio, with a poem by David and one by me. Thanks so much to Michelle Elvy for featuring us on Tuesday Poem and on her blog, Glow Worm.

For some reason, my poem doesn’t show up with the correct line breaks, so I’m reproducing it here, too.

Playing Solitaire

Playing solitaire
at the coffee shop
with my cuppa
and a seasonal scone

reminds me of some poems

offers sociological
observational opportunities.

Feels good.

A voice nags Go home
Get organized for the New
Year
.

Another voice rhymes should
with could, mumbling
someone is a would

and I’m late with the
pound bags of beans
.

But maybe not.

There is no urgency
on the faces
around me
at little tables
at conversation.

Maybe there is no
urgency at home,
no urgency in the
week, no urgency
in my heart.

The coffee shop
doesn’t answer the
question.

A woman’s rough voice
falls over me
from the ceiling
in a cone of music.
Then

a trumpet.

Then, the door opens
boys and girls pour in
with December sunshine
and the trumpet
flares louder than the
bean grinder, their
sudden shouts.

It’s a good feeling.
The trumpet’s voice—
visible, invisible—
playing to the room
on faith
alone.

(c) Jennifer Swanton Brown, March 2015

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One thought on “Tuesday Poem: two from Californian poets David Perez and Jennifer Swanton Brown

  1. Reblogged this on Cupertino Poet Laureate and commented:

    Circles within circles in the blogosphere — this is my post on my personal blog, A Twirly Life, in which I thank Michelle Elvy for interviewing Erica Goss and discussing Media Poetry Studio on the hub blog Tuesday Poem, and for posting my poem, together with David Perez’s poem in her blog, Glow Worm.

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