It's Friday, time for a little poetry. The poem below is all about sound. And coffee. Do they go together? Of course!
Favorite mug waits for that first cup of coffee
Slippers shuffle on the hard surface
Like brooms whisking away the last wisps of sleep
Water whooshes on and off
Last drips plink, plink, plink in the sink
Coffee beans shudder into the hopper
click, click: GRIND, GRUMBLE, GRIND, WHIR
Water splashed, lid stumbles into place
Firm SNAP of switch
Gurgle gurgle hiss... gurgle gurgle hiss... gurgle...
Drip, drip, drip
Slippers shuffle in anticipation
At last, the splish splash of coffee
Sip... hot, hot, hot! Wheeze into steaming mug
Chair creaks...I slurp... gulp...Aaaaaahhhh!
Slippers tap, tap, tapping
Coaxing rhythm into my day
© Karen Eastlund
It's Poetry Friday, so join the fun! Matt Forest Esenwine is hosting today at his blog, Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme. I'll look for you there!