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Smell the morning

2013/01/08 in Uncategorized

Photo by De Waal Venter

The liquid morning gains colour

The morning cold
is slowly filling with light
pushed wider and wider
by the filter coffee smell
that is looking around purposefully,
peeking into dark corners,
pushing aside the curtains.

Outside, the robin
puffs its orange chest,
darts forward
to snap up a bread crumb
fallen from the feeder.

A turtle dove
regretfully mentions the hour
with an undertone of hope
that the next hour
will have warmed up somewhat.

The sheets hold
a woman’s smell,
soon she will reoccupy it.

Coffee is a dark brown liquid,
occasionally reflecting white light sections;
in it you taste
large sequences
of your life.


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