Wandawoowoo’s Cup

Author(s) : Kenneth Pobo,
poetry, issue-two

Maybe if I drink another cup
of coffee, the news will be better.
In this darkness it’s hard to see up

the street to a startling buttercup.
A slanting rain makes me feel wetter.
Maybe if I drink another cup

of May, my life will have a shake up.
Should I hope? I only feel fetter.
In this darkness it’s hard to see up

beyond rusted cars of the corrupt.
I could write God an angry letter.
Maybe if I drink another cup

of poison, I won’t need a check up.
I’ll die alone, another debtor.
In this darkness it’s hard to see up

where I can be free, no more lockup,
to invent a yes out of never.
Maybe if I drink another cup
in this darkness… it’s hard to see up.

 

About the Author

Kenneth Pobo has a new book out from www.cyberwit.com in India called Wingbuds. Forthcoming is his chapbook called Book of Micah from Moonstone Arts Press. His work has appeared in: Amsterdam Review, Hawaii Review, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere.