Until Today

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Until Today: A Poem

This morning, rushed for time
I drank my coffee black

In the dawns of youthful ignorance
I drank it black to scald sweet morning dew

As time trudged on and the days dusked
I warmed milk, frothed and golden

Attempting to conjure the sun
Not exactly light, but lighter still

Today, late for morning prayer
I drank my coffee black

The bitterness I remembered
Faint onyx buried under the sweetness of the bean

Swirling, rich caramel with only a hint of burn
Wind filtering through the chatter of crackling leaves

I wasn’t ready to learn the lesson
Until today.

Leah Wise

Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.

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