Ode to Joe

coffee-983955__340In a moment of relaxation,

in an instant of solitude

A hot cup of coffee is a welcome companion

Joe’s a friend who doesn’t require conversation

Nor manners respect or reciprocation

No awkward silences

Or exhausting chitchat

Just peace and quiet

So often need that

Light or medium roast

Lattes velvet smooth

Smoky nutty flavors

To comfort and soothe

Soft as a pair of mittens

Cozy as a fleece blanket

Warm as a hand muff

Calming as a sunset

Relaxing by the fire

With New York Times or book

Or while mindlessly humming

A tune with a catchy hook

Espresso, cappuccino

Classic Italian delights

Dunking Stella d’Oro toasts

Sweet anisette bites

Just me and Joe

For a brief moment in time

He’s a faithful friend

Both reliable and sublime


©2016-7-21- L.M. Giannone



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