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Death Came To Tea

January 25, 2012

by Karen Suriano She sat at my sunny bistro table in front of the walnut bookcase neatly stuffed with classics and my favorite tales, heavy ivy hanging down. She wore a wide brimmed hat of green leafy leaves, a collar trim of dark pink boa feathers, fat and fluffy, and an oh so infectious...
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Meeting Death for Coffee at Starbucks

January 25, 2012

A grim, sassy poem by Karen Suriano.
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cabernet, coffee grounds and the in between

January 25, 2012

a lawyer’s wife once told me upon learning i made my own wine that she read somewhere the mark of a good cabernet is a bouquet reminiscent of the lingering, mingling smell (and she said this part with great gusto) of compost and good sex. she thought it a remarkably accurate description and relished...
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my demon in the steamer

January 25, 2012

by Karen Suriano just days ago I heard it, never before but ever since, in the deafening cacophony of my espresso maker’s hissing bubbles. I thought at first it just a silly happenstance, like what happens to the human ear when exposed to any constant sound, repetitive or elusively changing, your mind (especially a...
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Coffee Anybody?

January 25, 2012

No Coffee Only Milk, Please Nice baby’s rosie cheeks, And chunky legs, Wonderful beautiful eyes I see, No coffee only milk, please, Shake it, Some sugar, And by the way, It goes well with cheese, Decision none, Try some cream, Have some colorful dreams… I’ll Try Some Coffee, Please Nobody touches my cheeks, Two...
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