Coffee (Then & Now)

Sugar with a side of French Vanilla coffee
Small cup
Yuck! Needs more sugar
“Would you like a refill?”
“No, I better stop at one. If I drink a second cup, sometimes I feel funny.”

I always thought it was the caffeine that made me shake…
Yuck! How could anyone drink this black?

Large Hot Black Coffee
No sugar.
No creamer.
Part of my everyday routine
No shaking
No feeling funny
Just happiness in a mug

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By kristasjots

Reader. Writer. Teacher. Singer of Random Tunes. Lover of Jokes, Doodling, & Flair Pens.


  1. Haha! This is interesting! I’ve never been a coffee drinker myself, but I like your “:then” and “now” story. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 ~JudyK


  2. The joy of short poems is the joy of traversing back and forth to make meaning. The way you presented this as a past and present love of coffee is so clever and I really enjoyed this – as much as I also love my coffee black 🙂


  3. I love this then and now format, thanks for the inspiration! I will have to try one this week! This also brought me back to student teaching in 2006 when I started drinking “coffee” for the first time. Coffee aka cream and sugar with a splash of coffee. Oh how things have changed!


  4. Isn’t it funny how our tastes and wants change over time! I wonder if it is due to what is going on in our life at the time… I didn’t drink coffee until after college! Now with kids, I can’t get through the day without it!


  5. Could you even have imagined before how you like your coffee now? Amazing! I drink mine black too … unless I’m getting a special treat coffee somewhere … then it’s a creamy latte!


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