Such A Pain

By Earl Chinnici

(Sometimes I write parodies.)

Photo by Trina Snow (cropped for this article)

I walked into the kitchen
like I was walking off last night’s drunk.
The cat strategically tripped me with her paw.
The dishwater really stunk.

I had one eye out of focus, and
the other on the cat.
And, all the while I dreamed of two cups of coffee…
TWO CUPS OF COFFEE, AND…

Such a pain.
Now I’ll have to brew another pot.
Such a pain!
I bet you think I’m making this all up!
All up!
I’m not!

Oh, I’d started pouring very slow…
as I said, half asleep
Well, I said like walking off last night’s drunk.
But I was really just half asleep.

But any ol’ way, there the thing was.
And staring back at me.
I screamed aloud at the fly in my coffee.
FLY IN MY COFFEE, AND…

Such a pain.
Now I’ll have to brew another pot.
Such a pain!
I bet you think I’m making this all up!
All up!
I’m not!
I’m not!

(decent instrumental)

I screamed aloud at the fly in my coffee…
FLY IN MY COFFEE, AND…

(repeat chorus)

(repeat some other stuff)

(another great instrumental)

(repeat chorus again)

(fade)

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Coffee

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Coffee. [More info]

Photo by Jill Wellington

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP The Gambit Queen, an historical fantasy…
(Kaffé is Arabic for coffee.)
“Doubtful, my lord,” Al-Adil said, sitting back on his heels.
Yusuf made an offer of káffe and watched as his brother imbibed of the bitter drink. “The Ifranj seem content to sit outside the walls of Akka until the Last Day. A month ago, perhaps, we might have had some hope, but now… now they grow only bolder in their attacks.”

Let’s peek inside Love’s Full Circle by Cherry Christensen:
~~~
“I’ll get a fresh pot of coffee brewing. Do you still take yours with cream and two sugar cubes?”
The white stoneware plates rattled in his hands. “I can’t believe you remembered. I would have thought you had forgotten everything about me, about us.”
Kayden shrugged and poured batter into a waffle iron as the coffee percolated. “Some things you can’t forget.”