Awake

Awake

I am a coffee bean.
Waiting to be ground(ed)
Packaged
Swirled
Squeezed
Pressed
Scooped
Shoveled
Dumped
Don’t make a mess
I serve you best when you allow me to percolate
Drip drip drip
Grumble then rumble
Pour me into your mug
Hold me close
Dip your finger in my darkness
Test my temperature
Water soothes me
Smooths me
The more you add
The less bitter I am
Drink me hot
Or let me cool
Whatever you do
I promise
I will awaken your soul.

–Jodi Leigh Miller, Copyright 2018

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