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Coffee First
Dory Hudspeth


The day begins with order
and quiet, broken
only by the small ringing
of the spoon against coffee mug.
If this small ritual goes well,
no spilling, no drips,
there is hope for the day.

Copyright by Dory L. Hudspeth.
Used with the author's permission.

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Dory Hudspeth has won awards for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s books. She is an herbalist and historical researcher focusing primarily on the Shakers of South Union, KY.

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