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yesterday, i
listened as she
gave him
an hour of words;
pouring
caramel-sprinkled latte into
his favorite cup,
no sweetener needed,
like
exhaling.

today, you
gave me
two or three
syllables
to chew,
and they
scratched my throat
on the way
down.

i poured you
week-old coffee in
an abandoned
travel mug,
hardened
splenda at the bottom;
like
inhaling smoke
into
collapsed lungs.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the January 2013 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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