Wednesday, March 5, 2008

An ode to coffee

My column in today's Seattle P-I challenged readers to write a tribute to their favorite espresso hangout/barista/drink. I've had some great response so far, but the most inspired comes from Sue Maddox. A straight shot of dark roast love!

For Joe

I dream of black
that blisters like the
equatorial sun.

Steamy pleasures
French and bold,
Transverse my mind,
Inhale, hold.

It’s dark, I’m not frightened,
Uninspiring whitened.

Pull me from my reverie,
render me awake,
morning is at stake.

Liquid voodoo
I surrender to you,
Imperious cup of caffeinery.

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