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Poetry Breakfast

Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry related creative non-fiction such as letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, and anything else that might feed a poet and poetry lover’s soul.

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Untitiled by by Carlton Johnson

UNTITLED
by Carlton Johnson

Stopping in mid-sentence, he stared off in space, trying desperately
to find the words, the phrase, the simple sentence that he had just lost
hoping that it might alight on his shoulder like a ladybug or an oak leaf.
But no! it did not appear to him, not in the far off cumulus clouds which appeared
as though they could contain a library of congress of words. He prayed for rain. Nor did it appear to him from a sudden translated fragment from the cooing of the morning doves on the telephone line outside his window. Nothing! Finally, he not only had forgotten where he was going , he had also forgotten where he had been just moments before. He was now like the drowning man , lost at sea, no sign of land, arms flailing, gasping for air.

Carlton Johnson has worked in a number of different area but mostly concentrating on a variety of teaching math and science at middle, high school and community colleges. He loves poetry and enjoys having opportunities to read his poetry in public like at the 1st Mondays Poets Group. He is a recent transplant (5 years) to Florida from Baltimore

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A Trip to the Science Center By Carlton Johnson

A Trip to the Science Center
By Carlton Johnson

Yesterday, you were excavating
with a small horse hair brush
the skull of a T. rex , fangs emerging
As large as your six year old hands
“Here”, you exhorted, ” get some safety glasses and a brush”
So we both moved the tan sand grains
Watching as jaw and eye socket and snout emerged
Splurging on the stillness of the moment
Between sands and hands and inquisitive glances,
The scientific alchemy and a child’s wonder-filled revelry
While sifting through time and space.

Carlton Johnson has worked in a number of different area but mostly
concentrating on a variety of teaching math and science at middle, high school and community colleges. He loves poetry and enjoys having opportunities to read his poetry in public like at the 1st Mondays Poets Group. He is a recent transplant (5 years) to Florida from Baltimore.

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