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    Coffee Beans
    by Rebekah Willhite


    It all begins
    with a teddy bear, a stuffed lion, and
    an Oregon State beaver
    having a coffee date
    while watching Sesame Street.
    We move onto
    hot chocolate with whipped cream
    and don’t forget the sprinkles.
    At 16 we hit the drive-thru
    “I’d like a mocha frappuccino with non-fat caramel, whole milk
    Mexican sweet chocolate, no whip, and two straws”
    We simplify in college
    because our brains are too full of
    details from the battle of Iwo Jima.
    So, we drink it plain and black
    but from organic beans
    and a re-usable cup.
    We are broke in our 20’s
    and drink whatever is on sale;
    Folgers, Yuban or MJB.
    At some point we begin to drink
    coffee from pots with spouts.
    They hide in the corner
    at all of life’s big events.
    Like the coffee in Styrofoam cup
    offered to a granddaughter
    visiting her grandfather
    who no longer knows her name.
    In our thirties,
    we settle into the familiar pot of understanding
    which spans many decades
    with a cup decorated by a child,
    then a grandchild
    soon to be packed up
    and moved with our other treasures
    to a place that only serves
    De-caf.

  • #2
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    • #3

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