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"The business of words keeps me awake.
I am drinking cocoa,
the warm brown mama."
–Anne Sexton, Ambition Bird

Cafetera

January 25, 2021

PROMPT: Memory Object

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I make coffee with the coffee maker.
We call it cafetera, and we don’t clean it very often. 
It’s silver and discolored, and the handle burned off a few years back. 

I drink my coffee with milk, with sugar, with a speck of salt, 
and then it tastes like some ancient memory.
It tastes of 7 o’clock before school, 
when the roosters would shriek under the fat red tree on the
sidewalk. 
It tastes of the edge of the coast, 
dead dead dead except the water,
blue as the sky and blacker.
It tastes of the landline after hours on the phone,
like curls of laughter and complaints.

I make coffee every morning. 

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3 Comments
  • lulu.mae

    made me feel so many things! so pretty!


    3 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    this is amazing. i have the same "memory taste" with oatmeal. one morning i actually scribbled down some notes for poem inspo bc of it. hmmm maybe ill go look for them and try to make something out of it XD anyway this is really well written.


    3 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    Ooooh, I love this! I love the words you chose and how you compared the taste of the coffee to memories or things. Great job!
    love,
    kitten


    3 months ago