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A Swirl a Coaster and a Drop

Updated on June 27, 2010

A swirl makes a circular design
in my coffee.
I see a still life
of cream as if to be clouds
which create in the future
what I believe now.

I stir a little more
but the delusion
,no matter how seemingly
real it becomes,
won't go away
because it was
in my mind first.

I place my hands at
the back of my neck
as i look for something
to concur in relevance.
as I quietly wait for
my coffee to cool.

I drink and taste
and the cream takes
the bitter edge away
which after all
is just a part
of the coffee's character.

I look into the cup
and no longer see
a design telling a story.
I am somewhat
confused as a muddy brown color
conveys nothing.

I breath heavy
with the next sip
and can feel the vapor
being drawn into my lungs.
I sigh and it
somehow feels good.

I take the plate
which saved the table
from becoming stained
and look into the drop
which distorts my face
yet portrays my essence
in a mocha charm.

I touch the drop
with my forefinger
then press it against my thumb.
The drop is gone
and so is my pondering.

I understand who I am as I start my day,  I will save the sweet roll for later.



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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      You are certainly a very deep thinker and creative too! I could taste the coffee, see the cream along with the swirls. When I have my first cup of coffee in the morning, I will be thinking about this poem. :)

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      Ben Evans 7 years ago


      Oh thank you I appreciate it. We see ourselves through our metaphorical reflections.

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      mysterylady 89 7 years ago from Florida

      Ben,you do such a great job of developing the image of cream in coffee as you react to it pondering your life. I love the ending: "I will save the sweet roll for later."

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      Ben Evans 7 years ago


      Yes, I like cocco too. I appreciate you visiting this hub.

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      Ben Evans 7 years ago


      Life does take a circuitous path. Thank you so much for reading.

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      t.cobbler 7 years ago

      I enjoyed this one. I thought .. How many times have I done the same thing. coarse I preffer cocco

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Swirls, dips, twist and turns ah yes it seems we always come back full circle. Love your A Swirl a Coaster and a drop... Peace :)