Friday, February 24, 2006

Cold Coffee

I used to watch the news
for an hour or two,
every morning,
drinking steamy, black coffee,
never letting the steam
leave the rim of the cup.
Guess, I was trying
to be sophisticated
for upcoming conversations, or
ready to run in case “they”
dropped the bomb
under the crawl space of my house.
Who knows…
Now, I blog around the world
picking up haiku, haiga and poetry,
tidbits of this and that,
all strung together
like the tail of a kite
rising,
rising…
coffee’s cold.

(All rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

16 comments:

floots said...

nice one
i've done the same thing

polona said...

I like it... so true.
only that i blog around during my lunch break.

Aurora said...

Aren't we better than a cup of hot coffee anyway?:)

Pat Paulk said...

Beats the hell out of "homogenized" news with lipstick and short skirts. Not that I'm opposed to those things. Thanks, Polona (see I can spell)! AA, I'll get back to YOU on that...

Borut said...

A cool one...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

that's so funny! I'm waiting for a class right now and my coffee is cold! You're right! I used to go to my law office early in the morning and work hard, now I take my time and laugh more---

Nick Zegarac said...

Very true and full of the insanity of being glued in front of one's computer.

Queen Neetee said...

Wonderful poem and very true. Keeping up with all the great posts has become an additional job for me.
:)
Poems like yours makes commenting and posting worthwhile.
Thank you.

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks borut and andrew! Nick, we are insane! qnt, thank you for coming by and payhing such a kind compliment! Was a pleasure reading your story!

Danielle said...

Does this mean you don't watch the news anymore? Yes. Coffee goes better with bloggin'! In fact, it goes better with anything BUT the news. Why spoil a good cup?

bre said...

Hot coffee can be overrated...And the news far to depressing.

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Danielle! Yes I watch some, not much though. I agree why spoil a good cup! Cheers! Mandy I prefer it hot. Bad news sells.

Eric said...

some mornings, i set the coffee pot to brewing and get so caught up in these blogs that i forget to even pour my cup before i gotta leave for work . . . i don't function very well before three or four cups in the a.m. . . . if i weren't the boss i'd have to fire me.

Pat Paulk said...

There are perks to being the boss!

J.B. Rowell said...

This is nice

Pat Paulk said...

j.b., thanks for coming by again!