April Salzano… With Coffee


With Coffee

spoons I measure my life. For strength,
add extra grounds. Every moment
is accounted for,
a minute’s revision a minute
does not make. A retraction
here, a correction
there. That is not it at all.
I barter with my brew,
adjusting temperature by removing
old, adding fresh. Darkness
brings clarity to morning.


April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania. Her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Award and has appeared in over one hundred online and print journals. Her chapbook, The Girl of My Dreams, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. The author serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press (www.kindofahurricanepress.com).

Copyright © 2016 by April Salzano









Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s