A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spell for Sitting Outside

spell for students
spell for pedestrians
spell for that one person in the couple
who loves to though the other doesn't

today I'm alone
as I often was before, being that one
but it's true spring
mild light and clouds and chirps

and all I want
is a sidewalk café
or a quad
for living and learning

well, okay—
and a five-dollar glass of rosé


  1. I sat outside that day in Washington Square & it felt quaddish! Love the last couplet, also

  2. I sat outside on this day, too! And it definitely had an event-quality to it. I watched a woman attempt to record a video-message from mid-air on a swing (2x).