Poetry by Joaquin Soliven

Toast on a plate next to a cup of coffee.

The shock of it
The buttery surprise
On toast
Crunched brown
Two eggs
Red and Maple flavored
The thrill
of sitting in pyjamas
Across from you

Joaquin Soliven is a poet from the Philippines. It took him two tries to finish high school and he is currently contemplating a fifth attempt at university. In the meantime he likes to host readings and wonders if Rilke thinks he’s a dummy for trying to write about love.

Photo by Yue Iris on Unsplash

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