dear ann arbor family –
see you in the fall
there will be bands & dancing as we reunite eventually.
i really appreciate you
for filling us with coffee and optimism.
“joy weathers any storm: happiness rides the waves.”
when the coffee falls
right as everything is ready
waiting to be poured
about to brew
soon to be sipped
it becomes precious
so you laugh or cry or both.
“The coffee was never served. It boiled over, spattered them all,
and wet a costly tablecloth and the baroness’s dress.
But it served the end that was desired for it gave rise to many jests and merry peals of laughter.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
when hurrying through a drive-through
to grab a quick cup of coffee
at taco bell
(which should have given me pause in the first place)
they handed me my coffee
a bag, a spork, and a little cup of thick crema.
maybe they’re too hipster for me
and I just don’t get it.
more fun than getting the surprise in a happy meal at mcdonalds
and more confusing.
“comedy comes from confusion.”