Liquifascination at Breakfast


I stir my hot brown coffee
into a tiny whirlpool;
my teaspoon chimes
the campanellino
that is my coffee cup.


The lemonade inside lidded pitcher
on the countertop shall remain
untouched till late afternoon.
The thin slices of its fruit float
and crowd beneath the surface—
timid yellow heads that lean
against each other.

Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines, is the author of the full-length poetry collection Metro Manila Mammal (Soma Publishing, 2018) and the chapbook You (Origami Poems Project, 2017). Recognized among the Best of Kitaab 2018 and twice nominated for the Best of the Net, his poems appear or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Eunoia Review, DIAGRAM, Small Orange, Black Bough Poetry, querencia, NĪNSHAR ARTS, and elsewhere. He is also one of the contributors to “Pandemic: A Community Poem,” Muse-Pie Press’s nominated poem for the 2020 Pushcart Prize.

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3 Responses to Liquifascination at Breakfast

  1. Very imagistic. Subtle. Observant. Might be a good fit here:

  2. says:

    Rich and tasty imagery of small real-life. Thank you, Karlo.

  3. Pingback: Liquifascination at Breakfast | Everyday Strange

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