Espresso

This was part of my final portfolio for Fiction and Poetry Writing II with Amy Eisner.

Carlos Macasaet
7 December 2004
220.106 – Final Portfolio

Espresso

The demitasse
cylindrical
single arm akimbo
waiting

The vermouth
barely there
dry
subtle aroma
of white grapes
spices
and oak
ready to give
selflessly
all that she is

At last your essence
dripping impatiently
to join your bittersweet sister
your aroma consumes the air
this is your moment
nothing exists
but your full-bodied darkness
beneath caramel-coloured foam

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