Daily communion

Little cup of melancholy,

inch-deep well of the blackest

concentrate of brown,

it comes to your table without ceremony

and stands there shuddering

back to an inner repose.

Pinch it: it’s still hot…

The opening verse of Christopher Reid’s “Espresso”, published by Faber & Faber and part of their poetry calendar, something it’s almost worth abandoning the iPhone for just to be able to pick it up and read each week

The title of today’s post comes from a description later down the poem.

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