Dregs of instant coffee on the kitchen counter (a poem)

This has nothing to do with me.

A tired smile
beneath sad eyes

Colours. Muted.

Brambles would not be
out of place
in the distance somewhere

out of focus
resigned to a lost summer

Medicine drips
slowly into the vein
healing poison

an antidote?

A description
of a moment
chastened by gravity


felt more
than understood

(15 November 2020)

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