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 is a Best of the Net nominee. His first chapbook came out in 2020, and a second chapbook in 2021. As well, his third chapbook, “The Kind of Noise Worth Writing Down,” was published in late 2021 from Kelsay Books. His first full length poetry collection, “People More Famous Than Me,” was released in early 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.
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