Cleaning the Keurig

December 11, 2016

I go to Google,

now I know more about how to fix

the sour taste my coffee’s held for months;

Empty the water tank,

fill it with vinegar,

wait for the water to heat.

The noises the machine runs are soothing,

red light blinks “heating,”

I’m remembering the minister said advent is

a season of waiting. Waiting for what?

Brandi Carlile singing about her heart,

Here, now run the vinegar through

whatever magic lives inside the machine.

All you have to do is push the 8 oz. button.

Into the mug pours the vinegar,

and all the invisible germs.

You can clean the Keurig as many times as you want.

until the morning becomes night,

or it snows,

or someone knocks on the door.

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