Medicinal Coffee

I learned this just the other day,
Coffee helps deaden muscle pain.
This morning my whole body aches
To the core of my existence.

My steps are so very very slow,
My actions are deliberate.
I’m concentrating on my flow
It’s not that I am getting old.

Although years ago Karen said 
That I was years beyond my age.
I am drinking hot black coffee,
Reminiscing the days gone by.

Nothing in particular,
Life surrounds us like water.
It’s constantly bearing down
You can float or you can drown.
Drowning in the flow of life
Or floating dead like a log.

Starring into the reflection,
Last sips, I think one more coffee.
Body aches begins to recede,
Where they hide, I really don’t know.

David Gray