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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Caffeine Crystal Ball @tspoetry #TSCoffeeCup

Photograph: Jima

I peer into my cracked
caffeine crystal ball
to watch my sleepless night
drown in creamed swirls.

In the coffee depths
I see the same reruns
that greeted me yesterday,
procrastination and excuses.

With a gulp I swallow my future
wondering if a lit candle
and a prayer would cleanse me
of my self-induced misfortune.

©Susie Clevenger 2013


sreeja harikrishnan said...

This is so good... loved that last line. And you tempted me to have a cup of coffee too.... :-)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

I wrote one coffee poem too,
http://writingonjusttowrite.blogspot.in/2013/01/my-cup-of-coffee-tscoffeecup.html :-) Thanks.

anthonynorth said...

Excellent words, and great use of a coffee cup.

Emma Major said...

there's nothing worse than knowing you're your own worst enemy, but at least you know you can save yourself through your own choices. great poem

Jinksy said...

I can't decide whether that mug has random dribbles, or whether it's the creation of a very clever artist - like the poem! :) ♥

Kim Nelson said...

Not typically a coffee drinker, I have begun to have a cup or two each morning. For me, a cup of milky tea offers that ritual you so beautifully illustrate with your poem. I enjoyed this, Susie.

Fireblossom said...

Action might get you further, girl. Loved the poem, though!

Nia Ceridwyn said...

to watch my sleepless night
drown in creamed swirls.

Such a striking image. I love this, even though I try not to drink coffee at night!

awakenedwords said...

love the first stanza, especially the 'cracked caffeine crystal ball'

Laura said...

feeling much the same today... how'd you know?

Judy Roney said...

I nodded in recognition as I read this. "self-induced misfortune" indeed.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love the "caffeine crystal ball" - mine shows me the very same thing! We need Staff - that would help, wouldnt it?

Mary said...

I enjoyed your poem, Susie; and perhaps caffeine does not help the sleepless nights. Ha. But on a serious note, I know what you are saying about the same reruns. I have the same problem sometime. How to break the pattern.......

Heaven said...

Hopefully it does ~ Interesting response to the challenge Susie ~

I also wanted to say Congrats on the publication ~ Cheers ~

jasmine calyx said...

I especially liked the last stanza. And I can completely identify!

Jim said...

A very fun write, I loved reading it, Susie.

My coffee cup has a partner, the computer mouse. Between the two I am helped greatly in my procrastination efforts.
BTW, Mrs. Jim is getting our bedtime ice cream snack ready, I had better rescue the rest of the coffee before she throws it out.

Teresa said...

This is wonderful! I love the alliteration and description of your "cracked caffeine crystal ball."

Marian said...

oooh susie, i really like this poem but i must confess that i thought the first line was "i peed into my cracked caffeine crystal ball" which isn't SO crazy what with "creamed" in the last line but maybe i am crazy but STILL. i am giggling. which was not your purpose. =)

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