RCWS

What's for Lunch, lunch or coffee?

What’s for Lunch, lunch or coffee?

RCWS

Ruth walks in

synchronicity

with universal ebb flow

but not herself, a

self-made trick.

Self-inflicted, but

not of her

doing, not embraced,

fought against, dealt with, screamed at,

therapized.

Still, she sings,

this is the one sure

peace time, when all is right, when

everything works as

one, as Ruth.

Child-rearing is its

own reward,

but everything else

too, so, as soon as she could,

Ruth blossomed.

This box brought

us back together, for what?

Mutual

recognition, or

a draw to move on?

In life you

do or don’t follow your heart.

Is once-a-

month coffee enough?

Yes it is, you fool.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Ruth walks in

Ruth Walks In

Ruth Walks In

Ruth walks in
synchronicity
with universal ebb flow
but not herself, a
self-made trick.

Self-inflicted, but
not of her
doing, not embraced,
fought against, dealt with, screamed at,
therapized.

Still, she sings,
this is the one sure
peace time, when all is right, when
everything works as
one, as Ruth.

Child-rearing is its
own reward,
but everything else
too, so, as soon as she could,
Ruth blossomed.

This box brought
us back together, for what?
Mutual
recognition, or
a draw to move on?

In life you
do or don’t follow your heart.
Is once-a-
month coffee enough?
Yes it is, you fool.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Dark Brown Suede Pumas

Dark Brown Suede Pumas

The effervescent funniness that permeates college
campus ladies and gentleman floats in coffee -stench
air. We all love star-torn loners wailing away on their
notepads. It’s a down vest Polar Fleece January night,
full of head-nods, poke-ins, note-taking. Up at the bar,
a white sweater stretches to accommodate her hands,
now behind her back, and pushing, full force, forward
and upward at the barista dude. “The book of General
Ignorance” blares from a chest-top. Umbrella-boy,
cautious, finds a quiet corner, as F-Bombs float at Gillian
from a newly-arrived admirer. Small Carolina students
filter in to the increasingly multi-cultural meeting room:
a concrete and sofa and card-table and schoolhouse-bench-
desk decorated box that outstrips most coffee houses for
ambiance. Ear phones become a secondary defense (again
the laptops are the number one wall) as the glance comes
back strong from Puma-girl. Peruvian art goes mostly
unnoticed, but proximity leads to new friendships today.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2008. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Soup Is Good Food

Soup is Good Food

Coffee grounds, like so much weeping,
Never find a place. You can’t fertilize with tears,
You can’t exasperate yourself with leftovers.

Eggshells, like so much death,
Have no place thinking. You can’t explain their existence,
You dare not whisper in their presence.

Fifties decor, like so much sex,
Never adds to the place. You keep your condoms
Hoping to avoid disease. Never get a chance.

Kodachrome, like so much tax,
Places judgement on obstacles. You grind
Existence into death, snapping housefly moments.

Banana peels, like so much emotion,
Send ball lightning through your place.
Nothing grabs like solo meatloaf dinners.

 

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 1987. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.