Coffee Cards

Coffee Cards by Kjudy
Elbow grazing marble reflecting
glass-cased dessert museum.
Amid stacked ceramic clatter
and shrilling snorts of steam,
she waits.

Hand holds wallet.
Wallet enfolds ten times
ten-fold consummation
of this daily act —
in punch-fringed coffee cards.

Each card redeemed, a detail.
The whole retained, a grace.

Some dark, bitter drafts
need no wait.
Her modest remedy,
this host of free lattes.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.

One thought on “Coffee Cards

  1. Nice.

    I wonder about the impact on our souls for maintaining so many artifacts whose goal it is to ensure an affinity that might not have otherwise been reasonable.

    Is it worth the price of a few free lattes?

    After having met you, I expect that your depth is up to withstand the psychic weight of so many hooks.

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