I Like Coffee

 Sara Backer

The flooded river,
same color as my cappuccino,
but loud and fast,
takes crates ‘n branches
and . . . green basketballs? . . .
no, pumpkins!  vines ‘n all,
uprooted, on the field trip
of their life!

It all goes down today!

People who own
basements and antiques
are wet ‘n upset,
but not me!  I like the way
water spins
around tree trunks.  I like


“I Like Coffee” first appeared in ArtLife

Also by Sara Backer
Redwood Vision / Weeder Geese
Four Senryu for the Beaver / The Rabbit