Still (2)

Some years ago
My friend Larry
Suggested I write
a guide book
I’ve always wanted
to call it Don’t Miss This
of all that I love
mostly in the city
where I live.
Maybe Matthew
Could take some pictures.
I was wondering
Yesterday if I could include
TV shows on the daily
(would it be daily)
list of what not to miss.
For instance, BROAD CITY.

last night’s phone call
we actually SKYPED
SKYPE is one of those words
like BLOG and BOGO
what kind of word
is SKYPE with two sisters
unlike any other two sisters
Breena and Cheryl
last night’s SKYPE phone call
I guess it isn’t a call
if we were SKYPING
we talked about
what we wanted to do
as writers (and also
as people: what
is it we want to do)
and I kept thinking about
the guide book
interminable novel
and then there are poems
the word that came to mind
I think in words more than in pictures
what would the picture be
for Still?

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Still is such a good word because of its multiple meanings. Quiet, peaceful. Unending – in both positive and negative ways. Not moving, or undisturbed — like water or air or a living thing that is asleep or dead or thinking hard. It can be a noun (in the still of the night) or an adjective or even a verb. An excellent word. One that can make many pictures. A poet’s word. (In contrast with ‘itinerary’, for example).

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