Friday Poetry: "Coffee & Sadness"

Hey guys! Today was a pretty heavy writing day, I have to say. I pretty much spent the entire day at Starbucks, and in that length of time I drank two caramel Frappucinos and wrote chapter 5 of Paper Wings (I was considering posting it today, but I decided to do it on Monday instead), today's Friday poetry, and chapter 1 of the sequel to Frozen Hearts.

I'm not sure if I told you guys this, but I wrote the prologue around a week ago at 2 AM. And yes, I know - I really shouldn't be doing this while FH isn't actually published yet, but I couldn't help myself. I miss writing about Rose and Chase so much. :P Editing is all well and good, but creating new material is the fun part! ;) Also, the fanfic I posted yesterday kind of exploded, to my immense surprise. As of right now, it has 333 hits on the site I posted it on, Archive of our Own, and 35 people have liked it. So that's a lovely thing to see as well. :D

Today's Friday Poetry is slightly self-explanatory - it revolves around coffee and sadness. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments, and have a great weekend, everyone!

love, Topaz

Coffee & Sadness

remember the first date when you spilled your entire cup of coffee on my shirt because you were too busy looking over at me to recall how to drive straight and I had to lean over and take the wheel?

remember how you gasped out loud and dabbed at it with one hand and how I laughed and laughed and profoundly did not care that this was my favourite shirt and somehow it was okay because you were the one who ruined it?

remember how you blushed right up to the tips of your ears and how you promised to buy me a new shirt and I said no no no don’t bother it will wash off even though we both knew it wouldn’t?

and remember how it never did?

here’s something I’ve learned: sadness is like that coffee stain on my shirt because I never truly figured out how to wash it out of my soul and I’ve searched far and wide for a new shirt to replace the old one –

and I never did find one, just like I never found a replacement for you.