Coffee and Ice Cream

We greet the morning,
coffee and ice cream for breakfast.

The stream flows east toward the river.
The eddies from the stream are like shaving cream.

I dip my feet in the stream.
I kiss your cheeks.

When the sun sets its red curtains,
I am overcome.

I follow you to the shadow of the moon
where there is no light.

Marjorie Sadin, a docent at the Library of Congress, has poems in The Barefoot Review, MiCrow, Emerge Literary Journal, The Little Magazine, and Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, among others, and five books of poetry in print. Her new book Vision of Lucha portrays struggle and survival, love, death, and family. It was published by Goldfish Press. Marjorie lives and reads her poetry in the Washington, D.C. area.

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