Still Here on the Purple Velvet Lounge (County Route 20)

On this  porch   a porch is a place to be

I always sit in the light yellow corner chaise lounge no springs left

arthritic couch comfortable bent familiar as you  springs fixed three times

look for couch replacements every summer  excuse to visit as many garage sales as

humanly possible particularly those that call themselves huge

they never have a  chaise lounge do have other purchase possibilities

woman named Ida’s lifetime collection of pink and red buttons I have Ida’s buttons now

always earrings always bracelets 3 bracelets yesterday I could have a bracelet store

never without a bracelet or three  even people in little towns in the middle of

nowhere sitting on tractors for their sales they say all is vintage

vintage myself and so is this porch and this lounge and even

these few familiar red velvet sentences available here.

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. I love this and I love imagining you there where we’ve had hundreds of conversations and countless silences staring at the trees and the fields. xxxooo k

  2. Briefly for now…
    Love all
    your poems
    I must
    Eve Ensler
    Book review
    Purple velvet
    Lounge chair
    Her too
    I must
    have one
    poets and writers
    and artists

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