One More Mouthful – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” T.S. Eliot

One More Mouthful

As I stare into the dregs
I suddenly realise that I 
never liked Winston,
all his blather about coffee,
not delivering taste riled me.

I stare at my empty cup and
desire one more mouthful,
the smell tantalises but the 
flavour seduces me completely.

I touch the rim and feel the 
strength of the residue,
a drink not to be forsaken for
the lighter pleasures whose 
flavour never lingers.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under Free Verse, passion, poem, quote

30 responses to “One More Mouthful – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl


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  2. Very well described!๐Ÿง‘


  3. I didnโ€™t think you liked coffee, but Iโ€™m easily confused๐Ÿ˜‚. As Iโ€™m reading this post enjoying an English toffee latte. I tried to go to tea as a hot drink but nopeโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ


  4. Yes, add me more. โ˜• โ˜• โค

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  5. C o f f e e โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿฅฐ

    Liked by 1 person

  6. What a grounded (no pun intended!) poem full of mindful details.

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  7. I think coffee is okay…that’s all just okay. I know that is shocking to coffee lovers.

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  8. Charis Counselling

    Yes I totally agree but in the days when i wasnโ€™t a coffee drinker I didnโ€™t understand to fuss but now I do – you once again have put it so well in your creative words


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  9. Although I don’t care for coffee, I like this lovely poem, Paul. Oddly, I do like the aroma of coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚


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