A False God (repost)

I find salvation each morning

In that first cup of coffee

No matter my sins from the night before

There is a promise rising

From that warm mug

That pulls me close, gathers me

Plays with me and offers

More time, more energy, more

But then I have consumed it

Nothing remains

But the porcelain at the bottom

Barely coated and cold

By the time I pour that second serving

The potential has faded

And only my habit remains

–A.R.

coffee nick knight

Photograph by Nick Knight

~ by April on January 18, 2014.

10 Responses to “A False God (repost)”

  1. This is such a unique poem. I love the formatting and the emotion in the thoughtful word choice. Inspiring for my own literary blog!

    • I am so glad that you enjoyed it. It is one of my older ones. Occasionally I repost them for new readers. Thank you for reading and for the wonderful comment.

  2. who said ‘one more cup of coffee ‘fore I go … to the valley below’?

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