Poetry

June 4, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

gordon plant photo

 

By

Austin Davis

 

 

 

Sitting in a Warm Chair

 

 

I’m not sending a text

or scrolling down

my Twitter feed.

 

This is just me

“on my phone,”

waiting for you

 

at a coffee shop,

forcing myself

to not look up

 

at the other ten

men and women

around the room,

 

their legs crossed

inside the ring

of couches as

they do the same.

 

Between short sips

of coffee or tea,

I watch one man

 

push his round

glasses up the

bridge of his nose.

 

His brown mustache

plays peek-a-boo

from behind a bright

 

red mug as he scrolls past

 

the Trump infested

front page of some

 

virtual newspaper, pretending

he’s got something to do

 

just like me.

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Davis

Austin Davis’ poetry has been published widely in literary journals and magazines. Most recently, his work can be found in Pif Magazine, Folded Word, The Poetry Shed, In Between Hangovers and Spillwords. His first chapbook, “The Moon and Her Ocean,” was published in 2017 by Fowlpox Press. Austin’s poetry is forthcoming from Ink in Thirds, Your One Phone Call, and Street Lights Press and his first full length collection, “Cloudy Days, Still Nights” is being released this spring by Moran Press. Check out Austin’s website at https://austindavispoetry.weebly.com/

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