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Poem: Coffee

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In this week’s Poet’s Corner, Robert Drusetta of Adelaide looks at getting through the office working day.


Shuffle to the coffee house in
Alternate states of consciousness.
Held upright by
The promise of the arresting aroma.
Inhaling superficial stealth to
Face another inglorious day.
Contemplate the morning news while
The bean man proficiently brews.
Part of the cultural condition to
Claim the daily cup of ambition.

Ordinary Time

Must have this cursed alarm
Involuntarily extraction from my subconscious world
Apologetic self treatment
Face the day
Absent minded am ablutions
Natural aversion from duty
Contemplate spending choices
High noon purposeful respite
Saviour spending choices
Unnatural aversion to duty
Absent minded pm ablutions
Drop the day
Unapologetic self-healing
Voluntarily insertion to my conscious world
Don’t need this blessed alarm

Robert Drusetta is an Adelaide chief financial officer whose other life is the arts. He writes poetry, has completed three feature film screenplays, and is currently developing a television series. Between all that, he also participates in amateur theatre, his next roll being in the cast of the South Australian Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of Guys & Dolls, at the Arts Theatre from October 1-10.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to A poetry book will be awarded to each contributor.


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