Questions...... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

lady, (lady in black
gown, black hat, and

why do you want your
coffee black?

why do you always want

why always alone
sitting on a chair facing the sea
and drinking the salt of
the breeze
with your black coffee?

why sip bitterness
to my mind, coffee would be
better with cream
and honey

with someone beside you
facing the sea and
savoring the salt of the sea
with that black coffee of yours?

lady, why mourn
when joy is just around the bend?

why can't we be alone

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2010

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