caffeine fiend


cafe latte my habitual spree

until colitis decaffeinated me



latte art by jrobblee 



Sammi’s tasty challenge to write couplet on favorite/least favorite food/drink




acid stress

acid anxiety

acid stomach


acid thoughts

acid dreams

acid colon


acid tears

acid rain

acid pain


Inflammatory colitis is the result of too much stomach acid, which irritates the colon.

i fightis colitis


stressed out

pressed out

spread thin as

melted butter

dries into hard

charred toast

(cheap toaster,

get what you

pay for, huh?)


calendar days

overlap, overfill

with uneventful

events (or ever

errant errands);

can’t clear any

cluttered squares

for open spaces

just to breathe.



worry like dog

that won’t let go

of old stale bone;

just bury them

(in moist garden

with earthworms

in dirt) dig ’em up

later, composted.


body is inflamed

system attacks own

internal flora/fauna

(acidic thoughts

exacerbate cycle:

over-react  or

stuff fears deep?)

irritated colon tries

to digest itself.


is it possible

to self-correct




“Therefore we do not lose heart.  though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18