Still Life Over Coffee by Robert Cone
Still Life Over Coffee is a revealing chapbook of poetry by author Robert Coné. Robert presents to us a memoir through poetry, pieces of his life tucked away in each line for readers to get lost in. The book is split into two sections, the first painting little slices of life of his hometown. Readers are given slivers of home with each turn of the page, leaving us to interpret the full painting. The second part, Lackland, handles parts of his life in the military as a gay man. The fear of being reported through the now repealed DOMA. Robert paints for us pieces of LGBT life that existed for years and pieces of it still does. Still Life Over Coffee is a true portrait of the poet, giving us pieces of time.