Poetry – "Morning Joe" & "To Do" – I just can’t let #NaPoWriMo go

Here’s two bonus NaPoWriMo poems for the last day of National Poetry Month! Enjoy!



Morning Joe
by Jennifer Patino


I want to grind coffee,
brew it up,
boil it on the stove
the old school way

We have transcended
even, the art of
at-home-convenience,
with our shelling out
of extra money to
just run to a corner
for a cup of processed
consumption

Extra points
for your
biodegradable sleeve
even though
it doesn’t taste good
when you know who’s
really winning
and losing
with every sip

So, I want
to go back
to a tin cup
hanging from
a nail on the wall
and drink my joe
like a well full
of gratitude

****


To Do
by Jennifer Patino


what to do
when I am too tuned
into
a space just beyond
where I can feel
I’m rooted?
a place where I’m breathing
and can smell
a musty sweater
under layers
of twilight perfume
the pen,
a pendulum,
a page long
parcel priming
me for a
prestigious publication
and I cut myself
on its jagged box edges
I am ribbon-wrapped
and I unravel
each little layer
of a veil
between worlds
that I can
still hear
no matter how loud
your conformity sounds

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