Coffeehouse Poem # 172 by Erren Geraud Kelly

Met a girl who wore
A Chicago cubs t-shirt
And it reminded me of
Days riding the el trains
When I found poetry
In blues
God in soul food
And riches in watching
A woman sway her hips
Poetry was the currency that
Bought me the world


Erren Geraud Kelly is  a Pushcart nominated poet from Los Angeles. Erren has been writing for 25 years and has had over 150 publications in print and online in such publications as Hiram Poetry  Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine(online), Ceremony, Cactus Heart, Similar Peaks, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Salzburg and other publications. Erren’s most recent publication was in Black Heart Literary journal; I have also been published in anthologies such as ” Fertile Ground,” and Beyond The Frontier.” Erren’s work can also been seen on Youtube  under the ” Gallery Cabaret,” links.

Erren is also the author of the book, ” Disturbing The Peace,” on Night Ballet Press and the chapbook, ” The Rah Rah  Girl,” Forthcoming from Barometric Press

Erren recieved a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Louisiana State University in Baton  Rouge. Erren also love to read and I love to travel, having visited 45 states and Canada and  Europe. The themes in my writings vary, but i have always had a soft spot for subjects  and people who are not in the mainstream. But Erren is never limited to anything, and always tries to keep an open mind.