I’m going to try something different. Starting today I’m going to upload a new video of me reading a poem every Friday. It won’t always be a poem I wrote. It may be a classic poem or just a poem I like. But I thought it would be a good way to preserve some of the poems I am writing.
Just for the record, I don’t consider this one of my best poems. It has its flaws. But I wrote it as an exercise in a workshop. The assignment was to write a poem in which coffee and potato chips were mentioned within the two minute time limit. Most people, in these kinds of exercises, meet the requirements of the exercise in the first couple of lines. I just started writing to see where I might go and sought the best place to slip potato chips and coffee in without making it look like that’s what I was doing. I managed to pull it off right at the two minute mark.
At any rate, here it is. “Potato Chips And Coffee”: