PAD Challenge, Prompt #10: love
With a nod to Elizabeth Barrett Browning for her Sonnet #43
How I do love you:
let me savor the ways.
I love you with the depth of
my twenty-one ounce latte mug.
I love you with the intensity of
a double shot of espresso.
I love you with the purity of
authentic coffee essence.
I love you with the fullness of
a South American blend.
I love you with the richness of
an extra-dark French roast.
I love you with the complexity of
fruited and chocolatey undertones.
I love you with the sweetness of
two teaspoons of sugar.
I love you singly and unadorned, or
I love you in café au lait or cappuccino.
I love you as decaf or half-caff, but
I love you even more as full-caff.
And if my morning allows me the time,
I shall but love you better after consuming you.