bitter coffee


you were the cream and i was the coffee

i kept you awake at any hour of the day

the sugar was love

i piled it on, i tried to stay sweet

but you didn't see

so the cream went away

and stopped showing up every morning

and started mixing with tea instead

well, things got darker a few shades

and when you left everyone noticed

but my love for you stayed

originally published in volume 9.2 of Outrageous Fortune

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