poetry by j matthew waters

chocolate chip porter

I don’t have an agenda
and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna
make one up now

in the kitchen a five gallon
pot is rapidly boiling wort down
to a targeted original gravity

the house is empty
not counting myself and
year-old kitten named napoleon
who understands beer making
is all about unruly patience

just before sparging I pretend
I’m tugging on a cigarette
blowing imaginary smoke rings
jamming to new rock blaring from
vintage panasonic radio

temperature and timing are
critical to the process
but like previously mentioned
there is no agenda
(hidden or otherwise)
only an overt desire to create
reinventing age-old recipes

october two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “chocolate chip porter

  1. now this is good!!! glad no agenda

  2. No agenda but a great recipe… love it.

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