A Sip of Strong Coffee


Fire away tell me your day how it’s been

One shot away from a decadent dream

A trance

A glimpse of transcendence

Memories reborn

Forlorn in space

This place

Your heart, a river, right back to the very start


Without fear and a way to tell what you left behind or where you’re

Going. In the rain or

Bright light.

Dancing on the sand with a plan

Palms on the ground and raised to the sky

Against window pains you leave your fingerprints.


Creases in this blue silk blouse

I wear wrinkles in my skin. I grin

To feel smiles and laughter too loud

To ignore, for this feeling

Is a sip of strong coffee