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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Perking coffee kind of day

Morning snowfall.
20 degrees outside.
Fire in fireplace.
New York Times
brings the world inside.
Leather couch.
Two cats in windows
watching birds on feeder.
Doves, cardinals, juncos, wrens, titmice.
Out of fancy coffee maker cups.
Grinding the beans.
Uncle Mike's
Percolator perking.
Reading Huck Finn,
Sipping real coffee.
That kind of February day.

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