Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Espresso Machine

When the dog soaks my carpet
(I just took her out!),
I fantasize a machine
space age sleek on an uncluttered counter
dispensing a rare roast caffeine.
And I dream of a me -
a swish of sibilant silk
and heel clicks precise on the floor.
A woman spare and serene
like I can scarce hope to be -
but that's what dog piss daydreams are for.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

16 comments:

brudberg said...

I sometimes dream of the perfect espresso as well.. but I believe in baristas more than machines... Maybe I'm in love with one.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Love the juxtaposition of "a swish of sibilant silk
and heel clicks precise on the floor"
and dogpiss. Only you can write these things, much respectful love, Mosk

Ella said...

I feel you.

Stacie Eirich said...

Oh how I do love a good coffee -- and that moment in which I'm having it, the daydream. My fave line here "a swish of sibilant silk" -- Thanks for sharing.

Kerry O'Connor said...

We can only dream.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

LOL....dog piss daydreams - that has to be a classic! I love it! Perfect for today, when I have the Going to the Vet Blues. Thanks for the smile.

rhymeswithbug.com said...

sometimes it's our daydreams that keep us sane ;-)

gillena cox said...

What a fest of juxtaposition. As only you can 😄

Much love...

gillena cox said...

What a fest of juxtaposition. As only you can 😄

Much love...

Fireblossom said...

I know. It's human nature, and I do it, too, comparing my inside to somebody else's outside, or some daydream or ideal or whatever. But, ya know, we are way cool in our own right.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Here's to escapism! A form of creativity, for sure.

Jim said...

Any yellow or clear liquid on my floor is dog piss until proven otherwise. But so far I haven't had nightmares about this, nor good dreams either.
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Sioux said...

I agree with Shay--You two ladies are way cool.

blueoran said...

Somewhere over the rainbow expresso pots gleam. Loved it.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Great sense of humor! Dog-piss daydreams indeed! I dream of the perfect bike ride with the perfect weather. Dream on!

Marian said...

Sibilant! Wonderful!