Another Cup

I’ve had two cups of coffee today and I’m sure I’m going to have another one soon. It’s just one of those days. But that’s okay. I love coffee and I love writing about coffee. I wrote this poem a while ago in my journal, but never thought to put it on the blog.

Tell me what you think about the second stanza. I had it there originally, but as I was typing this out, I felt like it wasn’t that necessary; however, I also feel like it adds a little more to the poem. Are you team second stanza or team no second stanza? I hope you enjoy!

Another Cup

What do you do
when all that’s left
after the second cup
of coffee isn’t enough
to get you up,
when all you thought
you needed was a little
pick me up, and
you’re still in a bad mood,
waiting for it to kick
in, knowing damn well
it never will?

Perhaps another cup
should do the trick,
but maybe with a little bit
of something stronger?


The deadline to submit for the 2018 Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary is coming up (9/30 to be exact). If you wish to submit your own work, see my submission guidelines for more details. If you’re more interested in submitting your work as a guest post, there are no fees, deadlines, or limits on genre.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Shirobanryu says:

    Hi and thanks for the support. Timing or not… have just got One. Another One that is. To have… whilst I read this. Great observation of a small event… rather persistent in Our Writing Lives. Fantastic.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lee Dunn says:

    I think the second stanza is perfect, because I also have those second or third thoughts about having another cup.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for the feedback! I hate those days where no matter how much you have, it’s never enough, and at the end of it all, you’re just a jittery mess

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Anony Mole says:

    “when all you though” — add a “t” at the end there.

    No second stanza.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tara caribou says:

    I read it first without and then again (twice) with. I like it better with.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think so too. With it, it’s hinting towards something more than just wanting more coffee ☕️

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.