Posted in Canada, Coffee, Dogs, Humor, Poetry, Prose

Too Many Cigarettes

Too much coffee
too much loving
too much sugar
too much insanity
-when you threw a chair at me
too much wonder
too few sunsets
too many cigarettes
too many thoughts of you two
too many thoughts of just me
too many fleas on my dog
too many toos in this poem
too few letters written by me
to you…..

Posted in Coffee, Poetry, Prose

While the Coffee

While the coffee
grows cold in the cup
the last strains
the last music
someone like Pink Floyd
singing a familiar tune,
echoing in the background
not making the coffee
be any warmer,
but as you might know
cold coffee won’t be
resurrected again,
not on this side of the flavor
still residing near my taste buds
telling me that more coffee
won’t bring back that taste
the one that starts the new brew
the memory being renewed,
with the taste radiating,
re-awakening my senses
and sharpening my wit,

While the coffee
was still warm in the cup
and my fingers were sliding
along the keyboard,
it might have been with me
thinking about someone like
Neil Young instead,
while the processes that cause
my warm delight to fade to cold

Increase as the music fades to black..

Posted in Coffee, Poetry, Prose

I’m Afraid, She Said

“I’m afraid”, she said

“Afraid of what your love has done
left me alone with my thoughts
that darken and become bitter
cold and unthinkable
lifeless, waiting to die….”

“We’ve just run out of coffee”, he said.

“That’s all….”

Posted in Coffee, Prose, Relationships

When I Saw Her Last

It was a sunny day

when I saw her, last

The most gentlest of breezes

along with her smile, sweet

and the longing in her eyes,

and the soothing way, she said

we’ve run out of filter number 4

and the coffee is burning a hole in my memory…


And my memory

of her as well…..

Posted in Coffee, Prose

Cheating on me

My Coffee chose to do so

to not remain true

to its dark ways,

It laughed, and scorned

the lightness of the moment, and

failed to answer my questions

my noir,


cried I, in my attempts

to bring the darkness back,

but all others mocked me

and my dark thoughts….