On Coffee #2

by Gavin M Roy

Bitter like a single 38 year old woman
Cold like the women on wall street
Black as the coal in your stocking

Hard to swallow like criticism
Edgy like an art fag’s play
Stagnant like a muddy pond

First you’re too hot for me to hold
But oh how soon you turn cold
With your flaws more pronounced

Much like an ex-girlfriend
Or a political running mate.


Posted on 12/11/2003
Copyright © 2021 Gavin M Roy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 12/12/03 at 02:31 AM

great.. but a little too close for comfort with the first line there! ;) I have 3 years to go, and I'm not bitter... not one solitary green tea leaf worth! =)

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/12/03 at 02:53 AM

Succinct cultural and political commentary! Metaphor so appropriate!

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 12/14/03 at 05:22 AM

I find coffee sweet and it goes down easy ;) But then again, I'm an addict

Posted by Thomas K. Hunt on 12/15/03 at 07:57 AM

Excellent metophors....I really like this one

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 12/24/03 at 06:33 PM

cold....your flaws more pronounced -- just like mcdonald's fries turned frigid, man! and putting ex-GF's in the same league with running mates, OUCH. no mercy, gav, i love it......my theory on the change from the first coffee musing to this one -- you switched to decaf, thus the bitter musings. after all, their decaf does suck!!......a nasty, acerbic rant, just in time for the holidays!

Posted by JD Clay on 03/04/06 at 04:07 PM

Now this is a steamy cup of metaphor, if ever there was a squeezed bean. I like your brew bro! No foam. pe4ce...

Posted by Veronica Phoenics on 12/12/13 at 09:13 PM

i feel like i just got punched in the stomach, this is very clever and it kills.

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