Airports in the early morning
And parking lots as dusk.
The poetry in loving the rain,
The find a place to sleep, the rush.
We hated the coffee but drank it anyway,
Talking about this hotel stopping place for people on vacation
Having those lovely hotel conversations.
Wooden carvings cheaply sold
To sit on a table like this,
Where the Styrofoam coffee sits around it
And people kick up their feet to reminisce.
We drank our coffee and talked about poetry,
What made hotels like this give a sensation
Of a hundred lives merging for a moment
To have those lovely hotel conversations.
“There’s probably some German word to describe
What our English cannot;
An aesthetic translation for
Things that are said during
M.M. Cochran is a YA writer and author of Between the Ocean and the Stars (summer 2022). With an educational background in English and creative writing, she has worked in the journalism industry, as well as the agenting and publishing industry, and she is currently a freelance book editor for her service, Elegant Editing. Now pursuing a career in publishing and becoming a full-time novelist, she spends most of her time editing and writing in her novels. Meanwhile, you can find M.M. collecting coffee mugs or slipping into an oversized sweater, wishing for a white winter.