Normal written in coffee grounds

So it took longer to format this than to write it! Ah, well. Inspired by a version of Rachelle and Justus that will never be, as they’ve been commandeered by the Kingdoms and Thorn world. A bit of romance, en brief.


Liana Mir

Series Listing

16 — 02. Summer

When the Clock Strikes Midnight

16 — 02. Summer through 03. Autumn

Wake and Thrive

16 — 03. Autumn through 17 — 01. Spring

Its Own Absolution

16 — 03. Late Autumn

After the Grief

16 — 03. Late Autumn

Battery Acid

17 — 02. Summer

Accounting for Redemption

17 — 02. Summer

Counting Heartbeats

18 — 01. Spring

Song Between the Waking and the Dreaming

20 — 04. Winter

Echoes of Anchor Lost

21 — 01. Spring

Don’t Remind Me That It’s Over

21 — 02. Summer

Welcome

21— 02 Summer through 22 — 01 Spring

Name Me Another (or Glass Angel, Redux)

22 — 01. Spring

Glass Angel

22 — 01. Spring

Pause the Sonata

22 — 02. Summer

Without a Reason

22 — 03. Autumn

Learning Legato

23 — 02. Summer

Acceptable Cost

23 — 02. Summer

History Lesson on the Night Train

23 — 03. Autumn

Abyss Looking Back

23 — 03. Autumn

Collateral Damage

23 — 03. Autumn

Five Reasons I Love You

23 — 03. Autumn

Little Things

23 — 03. Autumn

Owning Beauty

23 — 04. Winter

Dream the Dance

23 — 04. Winter

Snow Day

24 — 02. Summer

As the River Breathes

AU 21 — 04. Winter

Normal written in coffee grounds

Normal written in coffee grounds

The way you leaned over the bar / foaming milk, whipped and creamed / eyes intense, and called me barista

AU 21 — 04. Winter
Kingdoms and Thorn Romantic
Poem

coffee winter

Normal is

The day you stepped inside the glass

black coffee burbling in the maker

was fogged and bitter cold

bitter grounds releasing rich aroma

reading summer

Normal is

The day you walked inside my door

your hand warm against my waist

was heated summer fragrance

imprinted pattern burned into my skin

coffee winter

Normal is

The way you leaned over the bar

foaming milk, whipped and creamed

eyes intense, and called me barista

the swirl of blackness and white

reading summer

Normal is

The way you wrote on my body

books crowding the bed and chairs

eyes intense, and asked me what you wrote

laughter forming words into life

coffee winter

Normal is

The day you sat at table five

chocolate dark and semisweet crumbled

and made it yours for winter

into the bitterness, changing it

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Kingdoms and Thorn Romantic

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2 Responses to Normal written in coffee grounds

  1. G.J. says:

    I love this. Love the back-and-forth, the story-within-a-story, and the multiple POVs.

    • Liana says:

      :hugs: This is my favorite poem I've ever written I think, and I'd begun to think I was the only one who loved it. Thank you for telling me. It makes my day.

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