smell the coffee

it is becoming more difficult
making it through the day

smelling the coffee
in the morning takes my mind
off the list
that must be done
(or that will be put off
another day)

this day is starting out
down in the dumps
I am hoping I get the right
mixture of coffee
to spark my mind and body
into action

if the day gets too tough
or if my mind seems to
sing the blues too loudly
I will make a list of three
things to do
and I will expect no more
from myself

today, I write down
three things I will do
and nothing more

the first thing is to
smell the coffee
the second will be to
drink a cup
now I have to think of
the third thing to do today
to accomplish my goal
of doing three things

there is nothing special
about the brand of coffee
I drink
I buy what is on sale
at the grocery
or restaurant
or gasoline station

I never cared for coffee
when I was younger
I only drank it
to socialize

“do you want to meet at the
coffee shop” says a friend
calling me on the phone

of course, I say, I’d love to
let’s get together for coffee
can we meet at at McDonald’s?
their coffee is affordable
less than a buck with free refills
the last time I went to
a coffee shop it cost me $3.50
a cup

I am going to meet my friend now
for coffee
I feel better all ready

this will be the third
and final thing on my list
to do today

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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