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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tonight's Poet Corner: Sonnet Solstice #278

We Drank Coffee
by Belinda Roddie

We drank coffee straight from the pot and ate
Cheetos as we sat in the living room,
waiting for the storm to pass. It was late
at night, and cold, and curtains blocked the gloom
that swelled outside. Elliott had a deck
of cards, and we played at least seven games
with them. Marsha was listening to Beck
on her phone, while Fernando took great pains
to put together a huge pillow fort
for us to hide under. We sang soft hymns,
took pictures, and asked questions just for sport,
but we learned more about each other than
we thought possible. And as the rain ceased,
our hearts were light, and our minds were at ease.

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