July 13, 2022.

he treats women like coffee

He treats women like coffee
- asks them to lighten up and smile
Add creamer and sugar
Puts them under hot water to get a rise

Always on the go, feet restless
Hear his car keys jingle in his jean pocket
Travel cup after travel cup, messy dashboard
Content with the illusion of pleasure and a caffeine rush

Energized by curves, lust, and heart break
I told the last steaming cup she would soon run empty
She did eventually - then was shattered right there on the kitchen floor
- just so he wouldn't have to "clean up after her anymore"

The fragments of sharp glass were always not his problem
He wasn't afraid of a few dark coffee stains,
but sooner or later - he will burn his forked tongue
on a woman who doesn't care about how she tastes

Poetry by aidan haskel The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-07-13 at 08:36

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Purple Puddles
Oh this is a beautiful one!

Kee Zealy The PoetBay support member heart!
A fitting description of a narcissistic ass. Excellent write

Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
Congratulations! Your poem has been chosen to be featured on our home page by a fellow member of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!

This is genius, skilful work, much enjoyed.

Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading this,
I like the euphemism of a woman being treated as a cup of coffee. Well worth the read. Regards Alan.

my late uncle used to say that you should try black coffee for the taste and if you don't like it after 2 weeks, forget it!

Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
This is surely among the best things I've read all week, including poems by noted writers. Your stories in verse take us to places outside the comfortable, the expected, the easy. And they are vivid and real and lived. Thank you wholesouledly.

And great lines at both beginning and end!