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Coffee-Flavored Conversation – OctPoWriMo, Oct. 3

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Coffee-Flavored Conversation

He comes quietly into the room,

Softly offers the sweet-steaming mug

As he kisses me good morning.

As I begin to rouse, he draws back the curtain

Then settles in as I fuss with pillows,

Waiting patiently while I awaken.

His gaze traces me as I stretch

Even though the years of living together

have thickened and aged me.

Slowly, at first, then more easily,

We settle into connection

And begin sharing a new day.

The children come and go,

The fireflies of our home

Flitting through the moments.

We speak of dreams, hopes, and memories

We touch softly

Years of knowing in every caress.

It is just this –

These moments, in bed,

Sipping coffee, reading, touching, connecting.

This is it.

Simple, commonplace, everyday


Me, looking at my love, coffee in hand.


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

8 thoughts on “Coffee-Flavored Conversation – OctPoWriMo, Oct. 3

    1. El –

      Gentleness and strength of feeling – yup! That sums up our marriage, and Jim.

      When we first began dating, he told me he was my “large, interactive teddy bear,” and that he would be “the best damned friend you ever had.”

      He’s kept his word.

      And he built us a gorgeous bed big enough for the kids to swarm up, if they want (less now than when they were small, still often enough for that wonderful all-together in one place feeling!) – a bed that is our haven in a little house bursting with life and activity.

      Coffee is sweeter, beside him!

      Thanks for the visit! =D

    1. Anna –

      Yes. “Warm” feels just right for our morning ritual. And the children are definitely our fireflies,bringing joy and wonder and sparkle….

      Thanks for visiting!

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