a bitter jolt

the foamed milk in my cappuccino
sank
changing the color and taste
of the bitter coffee
I added some sugar to soothe it more
and mixed
the sweet – severe flavour
covered my tongue
but it didn’t Jolt me
still numb
I licked the brown foam from the spoon
and asked for a shot of espresso
I guess I forgot
that sometimes only this harsh, pungent taste
could awaken me

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