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Between Coffee and Cigarettes
by Maria Lupinacci
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Between Coffee and Cigarettes

She asked if I had spoken to him–

I told her I didn't know what to say,
which I found strange enough
considering I possess
three placements in Gemini
and astrologically speaking,
that would make for some interesting conversation,
not to mention my moon
is in Pisces
depicting I am quite attuned
if not overly sympathetic to others needs,
though I do need to pay close attention,
because fish being fish
there tends to be a natural ebb and flow,
which can be confusing,
and now that we are on the subject,
I should note my sun is in Cancer
and isn’t that a kicker
since the sun (according to most philosophies)
is male--
and Cancers are so absolutely female.
Thinking about that last statement
let me clarify, as I wouldn’t want to offend,
Cancers are known
for their maternal instincts.
So you see there is this duality
running through me
and seeing how my luck lies in Scorpio
it all makes perfect sense.

She said: All this over a hello?

©  Maria Lupinacci 2005
Published in the July/August/September 2005 Issue of
Perigee Publication for the Arts -Volume III, Issue I The Ninth Iteration.


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Reviewed by Amor Sabor
I wish I could stop chuckling each time I read this...but all this for over a hello? is pure genious work.
Love, Amor
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader)
fabulous title, and the piece itself appeals to me on so many different levels. personally, i'm a cuspian aries sun, sagittarius moon, pisces rising - why have i not read you before?
Reviewed by richard poor
i like it,jus sorta goes...
Reviewed by L. Figgins
This sounded a wee bit too familiar to me, Maria. No worries, just a characteristic of the brilliant! You have an analytical brain, which processes so much information, theories, suppositions, etc. that it must have an outlet or explode. Thank God we are writers. Enjoyed this very much!!
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino

I read this the other day and had to let it sink in a bit. It is a look inside the mind of an overthinker. Being a self-proclaimed overthinker, I find myself spinning out of context at the drop of a "hello" all the time. You have given voice to my pain. Now I just have to find a support group....


Reviewed by Trainee Poet (Reader)
psychobiological thought of duality, existential struggle has been so well delivered in this astrology backdrop! Gemini and bipolar are the primary connecting symbols for me, which get into extended images! I liked the sharp humor down the middle, too! EXCELLENT WORK, though part of it may have escaped me, owing to my lack of knowledge in the field!

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Delightful! Maria, you sound like a master astrologist. I got a kick out of reading this. All I can remember about my sign is I'm Capricorn, Libra assending with my moon in Libra ... and I've forgotten what all that means, but I do remember that I don't have any fire anywhere! I want fire! LOL Oh well, perhaps, in my next life! Thanks, I enjoyed this witty and well done read.
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
Hi Maria,
Yeah, I can hear this one pouring out all in one breath.

Actually I am Leo (sun)Saggitarius (rising) and Aries (moon) - and yes I did burn myself out at quite an early age. The fires are rekindled now though.
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
A whimsical look at the convoluted world of "saying Hello". "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves."
Reviewed by jude forese
my sun is in cancer, my moon in leo and my rising sign in aries ... is that luck?

luv the poem, Maria ... the astrological tides of our emotions moves through the planets and stars especially between coffee and cigarettes ;)
Reviewed by Leah Wilson Maria. I'm not the sun, but, I got a kick outta this one! Love, Leah
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Hi Maria,
this is so profound, well written, I read it with my mouth open
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Hello? lol well I don't know where in the
world my sun is, so the question is where
is my moon. Sorry Maria I wish I did know
a little about that stuff, but I confess.
But I do know I'm an aquarian!
Great write as usual!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Smokin You Need To Do Sum Thin Else With Your Hands Or Chew Gum Or Ge A Hobby,i.e. I Smoked In Grade School(Kool) I Smoked In High School(Bad) I QUIT-Cannot Run Around Track On Your Face!

Off The Wall Write On!

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
I am a total dodo over all the astrological stuff - which sounds fascinating - but the copious verbage sounds VERY familiar! :)) Sounds like my kinda "hello!" - unless I'm just waving, of course! Love the humour - knowing not what to say but saying it anyway! So good to read you again. Love your perspectives and insights, Maria. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Alexandre Arnau
i hope you meant this to be humor, because this is the funniest thing i've read all week.
Reviewed by Peter Paton
The coffee is good , but I would kick the ciggie habit !
Interesting and analytical composition Maria
"I should note my sun is in Cancer
and isn’t that a kicker
since the sun (according to most philosophies)
is male--"
Reviewed by Felix Perry
okkkkk I know a few people who talk like this...scary

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Oh I loved this Maria, excellent. so powerfully insightful,

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

A revealing astroligical depicting of inter-cosmos of human
nature "Between Coffee and Cigarettes".

I enjoyed reading this symbolistical mind´s striking
masterpiece titled, "Between Coffee and Cigarettes".

I salute You, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by E T Waldron
YOu are such a grand poet Marie! This is magical;-)!

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