Sipping Blackberry Tea

A prose poem circa 1989

Ann Marie Steele
1 min readJul 15, 2020


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Sitting on a dusty couch
Dog hair clinging to black shirt
Sipping Blackberry tea
Out of cracked “It’s a Dog
Eats Dog World” coffee mug.

A book on my lap trying
To be read by me,
Mind wandering, tired
Of contemplating Marcuse’s
“One Dimensional Man.”



Ann Marie Steele

I pen poetry about love and loss, what I observe and experience — I write about hope. My writing has been described as resiliently defiant.