Velvet Elvis: Bad Art
Coffee with the King

This is not the conversational venue
I prefer; for the rest of the day,
my mouth will taste like an old
professor’s breath smells.
But it is what Elvis likes, along with
biscuits and milk gravy and riding
in my old hatchback Escort.
He is forever in the kitchen, watching me with
those sad eyes
while I cook breakfast.
He is a profound listener
for a man who’s made so much noise.

Credit:Elvis News
Copyright 2013,  Hannah Cook Cross

Hannah Cook Cross does many things part-time—teaching, promoting, selling, blogging. But she is always a poet and always a mother. She lives in Arizona with her husband and son and is the editor of One Trick Pony Review, an online poetry journal.

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