Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Losing Battle

I like my coffee hot
but inevitably I drink some cold.
I pour new to freshen the tepid taste,
rejuvenate with a microwave blast.
It’s a losing battle,
temporary methods
to bolster an incidental routine.
My tongue and lips have accepted this,
but never in your kiss.


Don Iannone said...

Nice right angle at the end. You're tricky Pat.

Anonymous said...


Wink said...

This is a good one Pat!
Ya know, ever since I saw you (and you blog site)
I've been rekindling the old poet voice that I once had when I first moved to Ohio in 1975! Many thanks indeed!

samuru999 said...

Loved this one!
Especially the ending!

Nea said...

no microwave coffee or tepid kisses for me either. nicely done.

Pris said...

Love it! That last line seals it.

Masago said...

Well expressed. I concur about the kissing part...but with coffee I seldom have the problem as I like espresso which is almost never cold before I've finished drinking it.

mikaelah said...

what a hot poem!
picking your battles wisely, I see.

polona said...

ditto vaughn.
love the last line!!

Jon Cox said...

VERY COOL!!! I Love this one!!! VERY WELL DONE! :o)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This is a good one :)

Cathy said...

Were you inspired by your morning coffee?...

Queen Neetee said...

I really like this pat. It's Wonderful!

Roger Stevens said...

Kisses just don't microwave very well do they?

Which reminds me - I must get on with some work - but first - a cup of coffee...

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Don!! No trick, just a simple turn.

Thanks AA!!

Wink, thank you!! Keep it up!

Samuru, thank you!!

Nea, I do microwave my coffee(about the only use I have for one), but NO tepid kisses!!

Thanks Pris!! Sealed with a kiss?

Vaughn I'm a wimp, no espresso. Thanks!!

Mikaelah, it starts out hot!! Too many blows to the head not to!!

Thanks Polona!!

Thanks Jon Cox!!

Thanks Andrew!!

Cathy guess I was, cause that's all I got!!

Thank you Queen!! More artwork, poem, or a story soon I hope...

Roger that would take passion to a "new" level, wouldn't it!

floots said...

i commented earlier but blogger ate it
(or my pre-breakfat hands goofed)
what can i say
i like twists
love kisses
no de-caff

really liked this one

Wystful1 said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog with the poem for my grandson yesterday.

And your comment, coming from you with much more talents than I --made me feel very proud!!! Thanks again.

J.B. Rowell said...

Reheated kisses just aren't the same! I've read this a few times now - zinger ending - it has stayed with me. Thanks,

Osquer said...

I'm a tea drinker myself, but the principle is the same.

Kisses should start out warm and only get hotter! Darn. That's the worst thing about being single - no kisses :-(

Great poem!

Luanne said...

wow, clever as always!

MB said...

I like this.