war drums roiling

the drums of war
are roiling
on the stove top

percolation
of the coffee
in a battle
with the roar
of milk

rising
a swarming flood
coming
to the boil

only
with the tilting
of the coffee pot

only
with the blending
of the brown
with the white

does peace
break out

less of
roar

more
like
sighing

like lovers
reunited
at the end
of difficulties

each soothed

blended

the bitter
after the battle
tastes
sweet

~

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