A Black Coffee Moment, a poem by Richard LeDue at Spillwords.com
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A Black Coffee Moment

A Black Coffee Moment

written by: Richard LeDue

@LedueRichard

 

It’s accepting one day
there’ll be no more
afternoon naps,
or warm cups of coffee,
reminding fingers
cold mornings only temporary.
And that there will be a last night,
where eyes closed,
expecting tomorrow,
but found death standing over them
with winter breath,
leaving behind 7 AM goosebumps
to those
who worry about heating bills,
the plight of dirty mugs
left in sinks overnight,
and don’t read poems like this.

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue (he/him) currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba. He has been published in various places online and in print. He is the author of six books of poetry. His sixth book, “A Hard Homecoming,” is forthcoming in July 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.
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