Coffee table stool

January 12, 2009
By B.t. Cole SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
B.t. Cole SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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I wait
on this coffee table stool
shaking for what is submerged
in the olive green floorboards.
Ears waiting by the creaks of the
adjacent rosewood rocking chairs
between the shadowy figures.

The figures pass and leave,
unaware and blind, wanting
from the inside down. Breaking
from the yellow mist of the
daily hurry with rushed newspaper
articles that can only be skimmed
and the hastened clatter of spoons
on teacups.

The metallic blue of the abandoned
spoons envelope me as it pierces the
purple cake and I wait
as they all disappear
back into their mist. And on this
coffee table stool I wait for a

The author's comments:
My name is Berhane Tendai Cole I choose to go by B.T.Cole because I think it flows better. My main source of inspiration is life and its spontaneity. My favorite literary style is fiction short stories but I chose to write a poem to submit here. I do not only work in the literary arts but I also like to work in my first artistic love painting. I am a senior at St. Ignatius college prep in Chicago, Illinois.

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