I’m supposed to be on holidays to have a little rest,
but the weather is atrocious and all I feel is stressed.
There’s so much I should be doing to fix this place of mine,
but no matter my intentions I just can’t seem to find the time.
The grass is growing rapidly, there’s gravel to be spread,
the pile of mulch is waiting to be placed on garden beds.
I look out every morning with hopeful heart for sun,
but all I see is drizzle, which isn’t any fun.
I wasted all of yesterday on a computer glitch,
I didn’t find the answer, now it’s like an unscratched itch!
I’ve promised not to waste today, that I’ll do something that I like,
I’m thinking that this qualifies – morning coffee, as I write.
I see them marching off to work,
encouragement clutched in hand,
their symbol of endurance grasped,
like a runner with the Olympic torch.
No dawdling gait, but at a brisk walk,
drones scurrying off to drudgery,
from plastic, cardboard, or thermos cup
sip quickly now – no time for talk.
A staple of the working day,
the fuel that runs the world,
the brown, crushed beans of sustenance,
– make mine a large latte!
Promise of coffee
lost to the dubious gift
of the world wide web
I know I shouldn’t drink coffee,
this late in the afternoon,
it will keep me alight,
through all hours of the night,
and make me howl at the moon.
but oh, it is so warm and frothy,
all milk, and creamly divine,
I sip it all steaming,
I’ll forfeit my dreaming,
for this seldom drunk pleasure of mine.
Sloth and coffee,
the weekend combination,
that increases my frustration,
with the lack of conversation,
major loss of inspiration,
another cup of coffee,
give me extra angst with that!
© ceenoa 9/6/2014
I’m not what you’d call a coffee snob
with a percolator on the stove
I don’t savour the aroma of brewed beans beneath my nose
there’s no gleaming stainless steel machine
just waiting to be used
for espresso, cappuccino, or those funny ones called pods
I possess no little doodad
to froth or steam it up
no filters that it drips through as it oozes to my cup
In my milk and water I pour powder
courtesy of Nescafe
for I like my coffee simple, a hot mug of chai latte.