Having A Coke With You

A society member regurgitates this idea from Matthew Dickman, who shared it in a workshop last Spring. In any case, go forth to the one you love and leave a Coke on their doorstep, along with the text of this poem, and then hide in the bushes with a Coke of your own until that love of yours comes out and gets the message, at which point you’ll be golden:

(the fact that Coca-Cola hasn’t exploited this is at this point both an immense relief and at the same time an insult to Frank O’Hara and the very sentiment of this poem)

About the Author: Elly Bookman

Elly BookmanElly Bookman, Contributor.  Elly Bookman's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Journal, Passages North, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and was featured in Rattle's Poet's Respond Series. Originally from downtown Atlanta, Elly teaches middle school in Wilmington, North Carolina.  

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