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No More Coffee Blues






No More Coffee Blues
 

 

I love coffee

Always have

 

And coffee has loved me back

But lately I have sourced on her

Soured on the whole coffee scene

 

On the harshness of the morning brew

And the promises it makes

 

As I sip of its nectar

Drawn into its lair

 

Drinking drop by drop

As the caffeine takes over

 

Rewriting my every nerve

Turning me into a slave

For its perverted pleasure

 

Yes, I love coffee

But I am afraid

 

Coffee is a harsh mistress

Demanding so much of me

 

Promising the sun

And delivering the Moon

 

As I drink her swill

Deeping under her influence

 

I have the coffee blues

Can’t live with our her

Can’t live with her

 

I try

But tea does not cut it

Not really

 

Booze does not do it

At least not in the morning

 

Yoga is not enough of a buzz

Nor is the runner’s high

 

And I am afraid deadly afraid of cocaine

And speed and drugs and energy drinks

 

And so I remain a slave to coffee

My only legal drug

 

As I sip another and fall under her seductive spread

Once more failing my resolve

 

To skip coffee for that day

That morning that moment

 

I shall never be free of her spell

Ever and she knows it

 

As she beckons me

Every morning with her intoxicating smell


Jake Aller
 
John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet, and former Foreign Service officer having served 27 years with the U.S. State Department in ten countries - Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Korea, India, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, and Thailand. and traveled to 45 countries during his career.  Jake has been an aspiring novelist for several years and has completed three novels, (Giant Nazi Spiders, the Great Divorce, and Jurassic Cruise) and is pursuing publication.  He has been writing poetry all his life and has published his poetry in electronic poetry forums, including All Poetry, Moon CafĂ©, and Duane’s Poetree and literary magazines.   He is looking forward to transitioning to his third career – full-time novelist and poet after completing his second career as a Foreign Service officer, and his first career as an educator overseas for six years upon completion of his Peace Corps service in South Korea. 
 

 

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