Flavor Of the Month

Coming in from having been out in the cold too long
My clumsy fingers tremble in expectation

I can feel a deep mumbling, murmuring, purring
As steam rises from the dark, musty grounds
And memories of earlier flavors
Tickle into mouth watering anticipation

I breathe deeply of exotic aromas

I flick my tongue into the rich, earthy blend

It is hot, burning hot,
Simple hot
Hot, the way I like it
Too hot to really taste
And I know it can burn me

But if I don’t drink now
It can cool to a tepid, bitter mash
More complicated
And to save it I will have to add
Sugar or chocolate.

Marv Himmel                                                                                                            December 1, 2010 ©

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