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Coffeehouse Poem #609

by Erren Geraud Kelly

Beethoven fills the air like
A fire rising from their
The girl sits with her
Mother, reading Cat
In the hat in Latin

I imagine the redhead
As a young girl, playing
For her parents
They, sharing Pig Latin
Between them, as a private

I tell the little girl to
Let me know when she’s
Playing, so I can come

I want to hear Bach filling
The air like Wildfire, blessing
The world with beauty


Erren Geraud Kelly is a two-time Pushcart-nominated poet from Lynn, Massachusetts by way of Louisiana. He has been writing for 32 years and has over 300 publications in print and online. His work has been featured in publications like Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine Online, Ceremony, Cacti Fur, Bitterzoet, Cactus Heart and others. His most recent publication was in Pyrokinection Literary Journal. Read his previous poems in Deep South here.

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