Another Cup Please

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My morning coffee may appear mundane

My tastes never vary and remain the same


Black with a bit of Stevia fills my cup, absolutely fine

Others whisper, “He drinks boring black every time”

A dozen years ago, coffee seldom came my way

But, my better half changed my tastes one day


Now, one cup will never satisfy this urge

My caffeine addiction, never to be purged

Even though humdrum, black coffee tastes great

I can appreciate preferences many others taste


My father turns his coffee into a tasty milkshake

Adding flavored creamer and sugar, no mistake

Others search for sweet, unique flavors to add

A shot of this or that makes them awfully glad


Excuse me for a quick moment please

This poet needs a refill, so don’t tease


Never heard of a Barista until a few days ago

Their creative coffee requires much to know

Many coffee lovers appreciate special brews

Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha to name a few


My eyes view endless coffee menus and ask

Americano, Café Latte seem like such a task

Visiting certain cafés to satisfy my caffeine fix

But always, black with sweetener does the trick

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Looking for a Tim Hortons or a Starbucks

Serving simple, black coffee brings me luck

In traveling to places farther down the coffee road

Das KaffeeHaus and City Brew create it very bold


Hopefully, all of you appreciate coffee each day

Perhaps there is a favorite that comes your way

More coffee thoughts certainly do exist

But no more for now, I’m sure you insist


Your hot cup of delicious brew

May seem exhilarating to you

While this author writes a view

About his “boring” cup of brew


Do you have a favorite coffee brew that you absolutely enjoy?  You are invited to share your wishes in the comments.  Perhaps you can convince Big Sky Buckeye to try something a wee bit more exciting than boring, black coffee.










Haiku Series #8

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Remember NUTPOP

Never underestimate

The power of prayer

Blessed acronym


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When is Enough?

Morning coffee cup

Waiting to be filled again

What?  No more coffee!


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Ice Jam

Thick river ice sheet

Shifting ice begins to thaw

Nervous wait downstream




Morning Coffee

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Smelling the rich aroma early in the morn

Anticipating the first taste feels like being reborn

Certainly one cup will not be enough today

A second cup causes worries to fade away

As Dolly Parton sang, “Pour myself a cup of ambition”

Will definitely be a regular morning addiction

Waking up on a chilly, frosty, dark day

Jumping out of bed to be on one’s way

Heading to the kitchen, what is this?

There is no coffee, which means no bliss!