eight cups of coffee measure the day

late afternoon sun


eight cups of coffee measure the day
lined up on the table among the newspapers and magazine clippings
i sat endlessly flipping between sips
not sure what I was looking for
except to find maniacal comfort in the glossy pages and
frankenstein faces plastered there
and then the ripping –
pages torn out for a word, a look, a leaf, a colour
in precarious piles at my feet
i should find an envelope for them
a sleek, simple place to put this chaos
i should stop the coffee pot from boiling over
leaving garish brown stains across the stove again
i should drink more water
i should remember to eat
i should go for a walk
i should…
Wait – another crystalline sky reflected in a still lake
azure, emerald, diamond
know thy self,



2 Comments Add yours

  1. kahwahtan says:

    8 cups of coffee measure the day…how simply poetic. I have just started to read your past writings and am enjoying the simple poems you write. I have to do this slowly as to haste through would be to dilute the essence and joy of reading them.


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking the time to read here. I am glad that you are enjoying the poetry. Thank you for your comments!


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