bitter coffee

07/09/2017

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