Should be easier!


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August 21, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.
Coffee pot and filters
Coffee pot and filters Pat D'Amico


I’d like to expound on the coffee pot filter:
This paper device knocks my psyche off kilter.

I’m needing some coffee to pour in my cup
with a shot of caffeine to brighten me up,

but the brewing, alas, will not even start
till I conquer the filter that won’t come apart.

Pat D’Amico is a columnist with Northwest Prime Time, sometimes a Sharing Stories author, and sometimes a poet.

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