Through flaring nostrils slowly curls
deeply wet and dark aroma;
filters into every stroma
and laps at lips in creamy swirls.
As hot adrenalin unfurls,
burning throats and flooding flushes,
too soon come the caffeine rushes.
All that remains is bitter grinds,
a soggy mess that seeps and finds
last night’s coffee coloured blushes.
~ The decimá is a rare old form from Spain that is still practiced today in parts of Latin America, notably Cuba and Puerto Rico. This is my first attempt. Structure is:Ten lines (hence the name), eight syllables per line, with the following rhyme-scheme:a-b-b-a a-c-c-d-d-c