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Sitting Alone in a Coffee Shop is Embarrassing - Noah Kocher

Your tubercular soul sags,

Deflates in the middle

Like a ball. I wonder if

You think you are ok.

Your frozen hulk rests

Sinks into the chair Like it is comfortable. It

Is not, and neither are you.

I watch from behind the

Register like I care but

I am not really watching but

You do care but

Your tubercular soul sags, and you sip your drink slow.


Noah Kocher (he/him) is a young poet from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He is 18 years old and has been writing stories, poems, and screenplays since elementary school. His favorite poets include Mary Oliver, William Carlos Williams, and e.e. cummings, and his thematic inspirations are spirituality and cinematography.


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