Coffee Bean by Ryan Quinn Flanagan


Coffee bean on the floor
split down the middle like surgical
ward incisions,
who put you all the way down there, friend,
as if starting a long climb from
the foot of a volcano?
You should feel lucky in many ways
to have escaped the grind,
your humming dark roast brethren
were not so lucky.
Now the house smells kind as candy.
Stained lip of a personalised mug.
Coffee bean on the floor
I will pull up my socks,
kick you under the fridge
so we can both go into hiding.

© 2019 Ryan Quinn Flanagan


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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, BlogNostics, Ariel Chart, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.


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