Yes hi good morning
No I don’t need anything fancy

Just a coffee 
Actually can you put cream in it?
Actually milk?
I mean can you make it tan?
Just the color of an unstained fence?
Or a smooth washed creek stone?
Can you make it the color
of my grandmother’s coffee?
In her teacup with the little
plate underneath it
sitting in her living room
with her long white hair?
Maybe can you help me remember
being understood?
Can you remind me how to
accept things
with a smile and a sip
of just a little bitter
Just coffee?
Just some coffee with milk.
And that will be all.