while i was taking apart the pot of coffee
the hipsters looked in
then came the yuppies and suburbanites later.
what are you doing they said
that thing ain’t a model of the universe
it’s not on tv
you’ll never survive like this.
looking up at the beige walls
i continued to take apart the pot of coffee
many many many winters passed
until i had a beautiful beach at my feet
many many many winters i must stress.
you can collect your paycheck for 30 years
have a career
get clothes, money, houses, gadgets, cars
or you can take apart a pot of coffee for infinitum.
if you take apart a pot of coffee
people will heckle and belittle you
they’ll grow old in front of your eyes
if you’re good you’ll be sent to a state home
for doing so
if you do things right though
you’ll be happy regardless of your income or location
while taking apart this pot of coffee
in fact i don’t believe income or location will matter
in the long run while doing things as such.
you can take apart a pot of coffee
in a bathroom
on a spaceship
on a mountain top or while waiting on a table
for an mri.
Poetry by W.T. tuqMairtin