Poetry: After Coffee –Gemma Cooper-Novack

After coffee

when you
stood your
knee
brushed mine denim
on denim
and as you
walked
off I glanced
down
your shirt
and the blue
fog ghost of
your nipple floated
to brush
along my
lips
salt
rivulets underneath
my tongue

honestly
I forgot
it was that
simple

Gemma says:
I am a writer, arts educator, and writing coach. My poetry and fiction have appeared in more than twenty journals, including Amethyst Arsenic, Ballard Street Poetry Journal (Pushcart Prize nomination), Bellevue Literary Review, Cider Press Review, Hanging Loose, Lyre Lyre, Santa Fe Writers Project, Spry, and Printer’s Devil Review. My plays have been produced in Chicago and New York, and my articles have appeared on Feminist Review and Elevate Difference and in NASPA Knowledge Communities. I have been awarded artist’s residencies Can Serrat Centro de Actividades Artísticas, the Betsy Hotel Writer’s Room, BetterArts, Wildacres, and Sundress Academy for the Arts, and enjoy baking cookies and walking on stilts in my spare time.

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