because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

Because not every day was meant for bitterness

I bought a unicorn. Swapped
it for my work-a-day black
espresso taken with a daily dose
of state-of-the-world and self-disgust.
All sweet-tart pink
powder & blue syrup, topped
with a spiral of pure white cream;
you needn’t tell me no one needs that crap,
the processed sugar & color, short-
chained fats, the plastic cup;
I savored every last drop, followed it up
at the Salvation Army
with a pair of crocheted pants
and a sleeveless fringed tank
2 sizes too large that reads:
love the little things.

3 responses

  1. Everyone needs a little sugar in their lives! Oh…and shopping!

    April 21, 2017 at 9:29 am

  2. Great poem. I haven’t tried that unicorn drink yet!

    April 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm

  3. This is great. I needed this.

    July 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm

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