RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized, notably in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik, (Las Positas College, May 2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, borrowed solace, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, Night Picnic Journal, Prairie Schooner, Reality Break Press, Southword among many others and appears in numerous online literary journals.


Trigger Warning

i’ve always wanted to

drink my coffee black
its essence unadulterated
but i can’t

it must have additives
a tot of milk
some variable amount of raw sugar
stirred with a delicate spoon
silver of course

this need for something more
is pretty much
the way i live my life

a tot of that fool’s gold
some variable amount of imagination
stirred with an index finger
inky of course

life unadulterated is black coffee
much too strong for me to swallow

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