The Keurig

Updated on May 20, 2020
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Since the moment I held a pencil I've been creating with drawings and words. I believe paintings enlighten and poems entice our audiences.

A Glint of Humor from the Coffee World

Are we coffee lovers or a tea connoisseur? That is the big question.

Coffee Buzz

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)
By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

The Keurig

The thing in the room

Stands in stature of respect

General Keurig has entered our space

All attendee’s look in anticipation

To the master at its craft

The machine that delivers the rickety, black

Liquid of drug-induced joy.

One-by-one they hover

Each lusty patron grabs a plastic pod

Howls and hoops

Expand the walls.

How do we do it?

You open the top

Insert the pod

And the liquid pours

Sounds easy until the first customer

Attempts the brew.

The pod is upside-down

The pod has a hole in it

Which button do I press?

Where does the cup go?

Urg, Arg…Splish, Splash

A nightmare ensues

Until the coffee is delivered

And peace once again

Has been restored.

Poetry and Painting

I've been writing poems and painting watercolors for many years. I find painting and writing enlighten, enrich and inspire each other. Poems are the place where creativity is at a peak because the boundaries are endless. For me, humorous poems are the most fun to write.

Tea Connoisseur

Questions & Answers

    © 2020 Mary Borges


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      • Mary Borges profile imageAUTHOR

        Mary Borges 

        2 months ago from San Diego, California

        Hi Lorna:

        Thank you so very much for kind words and comments. :))

      • Lorna Lamon profile image

        Lorna Lamon 

        2 months ago

        I thoroughly enjoyed this lighthearted poem which made me think of chatting with friends in a cafe over a cup of coffee. The things we take for granted. The painting is beautiful - lovely writing.

      • Mary Borges profile imageAUTHOR

        Mary Borges 

        2 months ago from San Diego, California

        Here's a bit of coffee humor summed up in a poetic expression. Please enjoy and thank you.


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