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I stirred the darkness
within this cup.
I watched it spin
into a perfect circle,
and I wondered
about the mermaid magic
which brought it here.
How many seas were conquered
to create this enchanted brew?

I drank long and deep,
savoring every sip
of this sable and milky concoction —
a subtle overwhelming temptation.
Then I noticed …
it came as a surprise,
that the color of this drink
is similar to my skin.

I felt something in me awaken.
But the stunted palm trees of the promenade,
and the opulent shops with the trendiest mod,
have me entranced and so taken.
Whatever thought it was I was thinking,
the warm west wind took its meaning.