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209th Weekly Poetry Contest winner: Coffee Stained Paper

by Rosemary Thyme

Lined paper
curling at the corners as
rich brown
seeps into the fibers
of knowledge.

Coffee and ink intertwine.
Tan melding into red
overtaking the words.
Lettering flees the mocha tsunami
submitting to its dominance.

As the paper slowly dries
waves appear,
      caressing the red lines
           smudging the lettering.
The coffee avenges its spilled self
     claiming it’s home;
for the length of a storm.

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