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Poetry: Groundspeed by Emilia Phillips

A falling plane as vessel. As Valkyrie—

The espresso shots tremble, darkening; the ounces
chatter on the tray as the unceilinged twin-
engine roar scourges the ear of the drive-thru
worker who only made out double tall. Out the window,
the plane jerks kite-like, tether whipped serpentine, &
drops like an elevator into the abandoned strip’s
parking lot a block from the register, nose snapped like
pencil lead guided by the god-hand that wanted to write
something (elegy, condemnation) across the weedy
& scarred blacktop. The falling plane as thrall, apologia of who’s
to become shadow. After hours, she guided us outside
with chilled canisters of heavy cream sweetened with vanilla
pressurized to spray. It was her last
night on the job. I used to dream I could float two stories
high, like confetti above a fire barrel, but when I
addressed my grounded companions, they said, You’re not
flying. When I say tangible, I mean to
touch. I mean, Of the earth & not above it. & yet love

is an act of falling; & parting, falling out.

read the rest at Green Mountains Review 

Coffee Love: Affogato


Affogato – espresso brewed onto a small scoop of ice cream

Photo by CoffeeGeek


Preparing to make espresso coffee

Caffe Latte


All good things begin with coffee.

Friday Five

1) Our 10 Favorite Performances of the SXSW Festival, via Pajiba

2)Why I Stopped Pirating and Started Paying for Media, via Lifehacker

3)Espresso Press plus George Howell Coffee, via Cool Hunting

4)The Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Campaign: Don’t You Dare Feel Bad About Chipping In, via TVLine  

“A lot of the time, the Internet is used to tear things down. To mock Smash, to snark about red carpet fashions, to hurt. All from the cozy, oft-anonymous comfort of everyone’s couches.

For 10 thrilling hours on Wednesday, though, 30,000 strangers banded together online to create something.”

5)TV’s New Wave of Women: Smart, Strong, Borderline Insane, via NYT

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