Sandi Holland

Black On Black - Poem by Sandi Holland

Black coffee poured into black mug
Looks rich beyond reality.
I inhale
With unabashed addictedness.
I close my eyes in expectancy.
To sniff almost seems enough,
Except my tongue waits
To drown itself
Again and again
In the black bath
Of ecstasy.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Coffee lov'in, as usual :) I've been drinking decaf for the last 2 months, after 30 years of drinking regular. I'm doing fine, and am adjusted to it.

Comments about Black On Black by Sandi Holland

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/24/2014 6:36:00 PM)

    Full of feeling................. (Report) Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (6/26/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    While sipping a cup of tea, I have just read your 'Black On Black' and liked this wonderful poem.
    'Except my tongue waits
    To drown itself
    Again and again
    In the black bath
    Of ecstasy.' -Very few people can describe a simple sip so poetically and take it to such an ecstatic height! Absolutely beautiful! 10/10!
    (Report) Reply

  • Jesus James Llorico (10/1/2013 11:24:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, it is so detailed, you can feel the
    freshness and the aroma of the black coffee.
    (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/1/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    Good poem. I like it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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