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One More Cup of Coffee Before You Go
by micawber
Originally published on October 16, 2015 in Poetry        


First of two/several/many?? poems using Dylan song titles as a starting point


Your coffee cools
and the semi-skimmed makes a semi-skin,
so I know you won’t drink it.

My finger dips
in the tepid liquid in my cooling glass
and I write three letters on formica.

I remember
conversations, two languages
leading up blind and deaf alleys,
the dead-end of misunderstanding
in our way.

We spoke about zeitgeist
and whether “spirit of the age”
captures the spirit of the phrase.

We talked about everything,
and nothing important to us,
in case the moment shattered.

My eyes are shining, I know:
yours are not, I see your lips smiling
and know you understand schadenfreude, now.

© micawber (Nomenklatura on OLD UKA)

UKArchive ID: 35618
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stormwolf on 16-10-2015
One More Cup of Coffee Before You Go
Wow! Ewan

What a 'kick ass' ending if you will pardon the phrase 😉 Very nib-worthy and extremely clever in its whole construction.

So much said by innuendo and suggestion. The games people play etc I winced when reading. Bravo!

Alison x

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Mikeverdi on 16-10-2015
One More Cup of Coffee Before You Go
This is so good Evan, I love the play with words. There's some great writing today and this is up there. Thanks for the read.

Mike

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Andrea on 16-10-2015
One More Cup of Coffee Before You Go
Here ya go, Ewan

Brilliant!

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