Mike Kraus

"The Morning Cup of Coffee"
Acrylic on canvas board with frame
16" x 20"

With sunrise at 5:29 AM, how am I expected to get any sleep? Ugh. I stammer out of bed to perform my usual morning routine of letting the dog out and all. My bones ache. I load up the coffeemaker with grounds and water. It gurgles and puffs. A steady stream trickling into the pot. A mug full of caffeine to keep me awake.  It's the first step of the day.