Coca Cola 2

Marilyn Buck

[This poem is read on the CD by Carolyn Baxter. MP3 of this poem]

last year I was certain
your love would be the real thing
Coca Cola in the vast desert of desire
you would quench my thirst

Ahhh ...
I remember now
Coke wakes up the taste
but leaves a wanting
Coke goes with anything
has concessions everywhere

still, a sip was sweet

May 1999
Published in Prosodia X, 2001

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