|I put beans in the bottom (smells really good when you open it up)|
|The two ATCs shown are mine, you may recognize the stickers. The rubber stamp was hand cut by my daughter. Altogether there are 7 ATCs in the book.|
A New Lifestyle
People in this town drink too much
coffee. They're jumpy all the time. You
see them drinking out of their big plastic
mugs while they're driving. They cut in
front of you, they steal your parking places.
Teenagers in the cemeteries knocking over
tombstones are slurping café au lait.
Recycling men hanging onto their trucks are
sipping espresso. Dogcatchers running down
the street with their nets are savoring
their cups of mocha java. The holdup man
entering a convenience store first pours
himself a nice warm cup of coffee. Down
the funeral parlor driveway a boy on a
skateboard is spilling his. They're so
serious about their coffee, it's all they
can think about, nothing else matters.
Everyone's wide awake but looks incredibly
tired. -James Tate
I have so many wonderful poems saved from my daily Writer's Almanac email, I hope I can find a way to use more of them.