Blackboard Special: Dances with Words/Aurora Phoenix

earnest over our lattes or espressos Starbuckian concoctions we choreograph tap dances for purple elephants crowding unacknowledged into our rooms we costume them in retro yellow polka dot bikinis repurposed as haute couture we animate the thorns in our sides caricature sketch the pebbles in our shoes in our boundless café inspiration blossoms my metaphor … Continue reading Blackboard Special: Dances with Words/Aurora Phoenix

Blackboard Special: Grounds for a Connection/Aurora Phoenix

she drinks her coffee black no nonsense as her stride hint of caramel flavored reflecting her soul’s sweetness twinkling amber from her eyes in every sip, she imbibes the comfort of a lazy Sunday brunch each waft is aromatic communion with dislodged or misplaced souls writing their universal place syllables take heat above steaming mugs … Continue reading Blackboard Special: Grounds for a Connection/Aurora Phoenix