nonetheless: just the smell of …

Before I’m awake

I make the coffee, the smell

alone is enough


Is this worth the trouble of counting the syllables?  Is it more than a finger exercise? Perhaps the subject matter involves one in such doubting questions.  If so, perhaps it’s more than an exercise. Nothing wrong with a little exercise.  Somehow being human in the simplest sense involves such habits — making the coffee before you are awake; activating that most elusive but intimate sense of smell — and doubting the point of thinking about it but thinking about it nonetheless.

Now THERE’S a title for a book of very short poems: Nonetheless!

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