Cup of Coffee

by Ken Harnisch

And what shall be the aftermath

If your smile bewitches me?

If I approach and ask your name

If you should join me for that

Cup of coffee in the sun?

Will it all be wrong? Will we merely talk?

Will I regale you with my stories

Will you astound me back with yours?

And then, as shadows lengthen, shall we rise and laugh

Say our bittersweet good byes

And walk away, wishing otherwise?

Or will we act on impulse

Say the words without them forming

Find a place that is more quiet

And there, indulge

In that divine and torrid consequence

That was always back there, floating in our minds


Posted on 11/07/2003
Copyright © 2021 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maureen Glaude on 11/08/03 at 12:31 AM

mmm. the mystery of those early coffee together moments. Well capsulated here, and one always remember afterward if they take cream and sugar or black

Posted by Kate Demeree on 11/09/03 at 04:15 PM

There is something about coffee poems... nostalgia seems as much a part of them as cream and sugar to a cuppa.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 11/10/03 at 02:42 AM

Careful a cup of coffee can get ya in trouble. Fun poem Ken....Charlie

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/10/03 at 05:43 PM

Excellent brew of poetential romance/mating and coffee beans. Works fine without that second last line. Adds new meaning to "afternoon delight."

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 12/03/03 at 09:59 PM

The thought process of the speaker leaves me so enthralled I want to know what happens!

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