decaffeinate

her coffee cup is a little crooked
on the plate,
sideways enough to tip
but not sideways enough to spill
she turns her head to the left
to see
the yellow flowers, empty glasses
she picks up her cup
and sip, sips
until her vision crosses
unexpectedly
with the boy
sitting across the way
the quiet wrestles
with noise in her heart

but she is brave this time

-s.i.g.

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