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From Depresso To Espresso (a poem)

by Adam Jenkins on November 09, 2018
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When you’re running on fumes and in need of a lift
and you’re generally feeling depresso’d,
Then your shortcut to putting more spring in your step
is a classic Italian espresso

But it’s raining outside and your umbrella's bust,
wouldn’t stand half a chance in this twister
It’s coffee you need, it’s essential, a must
But you’re miles from the nearest barista

‘If only’, you curse, to your foolish past-self,
You’d have taken the time to prepare
And sat willing and waiting on a quiet kitchen shelf
Just at the foot of the stairs...

...was a simple machine that could make dreams come true,
And whip up a shot in a flash
With no need to even put on your shoes,
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Lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos

So don’t hang about or procrastinate
Don’t expect stock to hang around
At these prices tomorrow might just be too late
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