THE PERFECT COFFEE – Vincent Edward Manda
What makes the perfect coffee?
The truth is I already know
For I make the perfect coffee
Every time I can.
Throw in a bit of brown sugar,
Add cinnamon; if you have any,
It really doesn’t cost plenty
And it will certainly take your coffee far
Into the wondrous realm
Of passionate flavour.
And may I me just say,
That if it is the right time of day,
You should never let a drop of Irish Whisky waste away.
The perfect coffee needs cream,
A total opposite it may seem;
For one’s body is bitter, black and light
While the other’s heavy and white.
Strange how the thicker heavier substance
Floats at the top without resistance.
The cream may sink to the middle of the potion
But never sinks to the bottom of its own volition,
The two never make a perfect pair
Without friendly assistance,
In the hopes of overcoming
Strange, is it not,
How these two total opposites
In colour, texture and nature
Can mingle to make the perfect composite.
I find that to make the perfect coffee,
One has to mix the black and white.
Shake it or stir it,
Turn it around or upside down,
Just make sure the coffee and cream mix
And you will have a perfectly coloured substance
You will have the best coffee
The greatest potion for sustenance.
And by the way
If you may, don’t forget put
That chocolaty dust on top
On a cold winter’s day.