Poetry -Paper Cup Memories

A free verse poetry, “Paper Cup Memories.”

There is always time for the busyness of work, the distraction of toys, things materialistic. But we of human flesh have a time-stamp. We must take the time to create those paper cup memories before all is lost and we can’t wish it back. One must look at the sunny day, and enjoy it creating memories over sips of coffee in paper cups, etc.

Image of free verse poetry, "Paper Cup Memories."

Micro-seconds as they are,
and I longed for these.
These small brief moments.
A life filled with single sips
over steaming paper cups.
Paper cups filled with LIQUID memories.
Down open throats and staying.
I will have patience.
Will it be the pressure
you’ll feel from my smile,
and constant manipulation
of my laughter through white teeth,
you’ll not ignore, will I, am I?
Ideally, with sober fingers intertwined,
I dream you whispered to me,
and forgotten the rest.
Still locking around one, or the other.
I wait. I wait. Lover.
Put my fumbling fingers to use.
I know of another place.
We stir of the same cups,
paper piping hot and steaming,
and I wonder if you’ll be the same sip
that’ll scorch my throat, or if I, too,
will be a sip that stays with you.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Paper Cup Memories|
A free verse poetry.

Sunny is the day over piping hot sips of coffee and time to share laughter.


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A poetic wordsmith by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart. Reservoir for Wolff Poetry & Urban Poetry 2017, mentor for youth writing groups. Life motto: Everything you seek is in the stillness of one's mind. The place between seconds, whispering of a song between sound.

9 thoughts on “Poetry -Paper Cup Memories

  1. Really lovely poem! I like the imagery throughout and how the coffee and memories are linked. The lines
    “and I wonder if you’ll be the same sip
    that’ll scorch my throat, or if I, too,
    will be a sip that stays with you.”
    are my favourite!

    Liked by 1 person

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