Bitter Coffee, a poem by Karen Rey at Spillwords.com
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Bitter Coffee

Bitter Coffee

written by: Karen Rey

 

swallow that
bitter coffee
and forget everything existed.

swallow that
bitter coffee
and forget life as you know it.

wake up to the smell
of coffee
and pain and remorse
and fear and regret.

wake up to the smell
of coffee
and hope that you will
perish with it.

what is the point of living
when you have died inside
and you now have to move
like an empty vessel
waiting for the world to fall apart?

pain probably likes
bitter coffee
and we are now drinking
from the same cup.

enjoy the coffee party,
because everyone in hell
can’t take the caffeine.

Karen Rey

Karen Rey

The author is just an unfulfilled person using writing as an escape from the harsh reality of life. She thinks she can never be good in poetry but still tries to write on her free time or while waiting for the bus to arrive. She used to write for the high school newspaper but would rather draw comics and editorial cartoons because it's more fun. The author still watches animated movies and shows because it's the only good thing remaining in the world (aside from three-cheese pizza and puppies). The author types in lowercase not because she wants to look "edgy" but because she only uses her phone's Notes app to write. She is usually in the university library or the local pizzeria. When you see her around, don't hesitate to say hi and ask her about her day; she appreciates it a lot.
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