A Refill Please #Prose #Poetry

The morning brews slowly inward, forcing the afternoon at bay. Afternoons are my alarm. I don’t welcome the new hour. I prefer the stillness and quiet, drinking in the fragrant silence. Dark, rich, filtered through my eye lens in sepia and blues. I prefer to sit in silent recluse. Rolling waves bellowing backwards in tune, gently blowing as meadows do, preaching to the honey-silkened streamers, lilting on the endless horizon dew.

Golden across the plains, corn stalks rise, hardened yellow teeth, shriveled. A statutory uprising, marching with no retreat, marching in beat to the swaying breeze. In formation they proceed, marching in place, stoked by their vengeance for you. I bow to the fatal news that comes at noon, vicious in its insistence, harping on its brilliance. You Leper, you leech, you’ve infiltrated this morning! How can I forgive you? I see no way forward. I lift to the heavens, my empty cup and beg for more. ‘A refill please’,  another cup of your magic brew, to halt the pain of my afternoon blues. 

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh revised 9/2/21

Photo by Brooke Lewis from Pexels

#Coffee #Mornings #Prose #Poetry

12 thoughts on “A Refill Please #Prose #Poetry

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑


Quando si ama si dona


poem-lyrics helps you live with rhythm


From me to you

Off Center & Not Even

Photographs, music and writing about daily life. Contact: elcheo@swcp.com


ne güzel blues, ne güzel karanlık

My Inspired Life

Poetic storyteller with a mic and a camera.

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side


A place to spill your thoughts through words.



Raw Earth Ink

spit, mixed with dirt - muddy words flow

Short Prose

Poetry and Short Prose by #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author Gabriela Marie Milton

The Stories In Between

Author River Dixon

Nin Chronicles

May the Words Flow

Seven Kitchens Press

Pie for everyone.


Electronic thoughts Follow me and enjoy !


I'm here to ramble


A magazine of Arabic literature in translation

%d bloggers like this: