Mo Joe Coffee House

What is a list poem? This poetry style is a collection of people, places, things, ideas, or even words strung together somewhere within a poem to form a list. It is not necessary for the list to rhythm, but the words used should be memorable. I find the freedom when creating a list poem fascinating. The wordplay can be wild and free similar to Indiana weather in the early spring. Therefore, in March, I plan to write a series of list poems. I will title this one Mo Joe Coffee House.

Mo Joe Coffee House

Antique piano with guts exposed

Illuminated by a red light

Stain glass windows

Bust of Winston Church Hill

Black and white picture

Of the Eiffel Tower

A globe of the world.

Steam punk lamps

Made of plumbing pipe

Two halves of a bicycle

Hung on opposing walls.

The smell of dark roast coffee

Tickling my nose

Copper Moon add

Above the counter where the magic

Is made

A woman plays guitar and sings

Accompanied by a man plucking a fiddle

Twenty-six black open umbrellas

Suspended from the ceiling with wire

An American flag

With pictures of fallen heroes

Mo Joe bleeds on Fire Arts Studio

People paint on plaster

Long into the night

Listening to music

And drinking coffee

The perfect blend of

Creativity and caffeine

Stary, Stary Night by

Vincent Van Gogh

With a mutt dog thrown in

To keep things interesting

At Mo Joe Coffee House

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

One thought on “Mo Joe Coffee House

  1. This sounds like a wonderful and idiosyncratic place. I especially like your line: “With a mutt dog thrown in

    To keep things interesting…”

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