Cold Morning Coffee

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Cold morning coffee color of soil
About as thick as motor oil
Like molasses a couple of drops
Made a halo on the countertop

Cold morning coffee forgot it was there
Stained the paper on the rocking chair
Mug is sittin’ on the kitchen floor
Left over from the night before

Cold morning coffee sharp as a knife
Unforgiving like weighted dice
Some kinda’ frozen oblivion
Heart made of obsidian

Cold morning coffee heavy roast
Somewhere south of Mexico
Bitter as winter as dry as dust
Almost dead like the two of us

 - January 2021 -                                                                                                                 #430