Poem: ‘Coffee-less’ – 04/07/20

Have you ever been so crabby because
you’ve been without your coffee?
Don’t deny it,
I know you know what I’m talking about.
Nothing will do as a substitute,
the black tea,
holistic herbal concoctions,
coffee, coffee,
the strong caffeine hit,
it’s what I am needing,
it’s what my soul hounds for, 
this substance I am seeking,
desperately begging for.
Don’t tell me that I’m petty,
that I’m a pseudo-addict,
I need this to function properly,
can’t you hear my futile cries,
cannot you view my need?
I know there are others just like me,
put your hands up,
express your empathy,
let us join together
and perhaps you can
provide me a large pot
of steaming liquid so dark.
I’ll mix in creamer and sugar
with such flamboyance,
my heart full of splendour,
the first sip is what I’ve been dreaming of,
that which my heart has been
aching to be delivered.
And this sip finally rolls onto my tongue,
scalding my taste buds,
running down my throat,
such a welcome sensation:
I love coffee the most.
I survive on it,
I thrive off it,
it doesn’t wire me anymore,
it’s pure functionality,
I need it to be,
please allow me to push aside
your humble cup of tea.
And now my kitchen is stocked up,
beans, grind and instant, 
whichever mood I’ll be in,
and with wonder and amazement
I’ll take in this spectacular substance,
and survive all day long
with a smile across my dial,
I must drink and drink and drink,
to satisfy my high tolerance.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved. 
Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

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  1. You’ve hit my coffee nerve you have
    Now gotta go get hit
    At my favrit coffee caff
    On favrit chair to sit

    You think that I am kidding you?
    Lauren H, do you?
    I’m typing this then shoofling off
    For coff in caff woo hoo…..

    Thanks for the inspire……plus other bits and pieces you tack on

    Liked by 1 person

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