Bittersweet: A Poem

Hi there! Please enjoy my latest poem. I haven’t quite figured out my posting schedule yet as I’m currently sorting out some other things, but as I said before I’m aiming for poems twice a week. I think I’ll also aim for a short story every Sunday in line with my Instagram. 

I decided this coffee looked moody enough…


Mood-dark blend, take sips
of burnt honey and try to calm
an anxious mind, try to lift
with frayed darkness and a splash
of milk, a heavy head that rests
on wearied arms and drops
salt into your cup. It adds
a certain sweetness
to this bitter drink.

This poem was inspired by coffee, if you hadn’t guessed, despite me actually hating the stuff. It has a certain reputation, however, that I feel I captured in this piece, and also works more as a metaphor than a literal description. I do hope you enjoyed it – if you did, you can find more of my work on my blog or – my Instagram if you prefer – and feel free to share elsewhere (with credit).

If you have any feedback, I absolutely would love to hear it, so please leave a comment down below!

~ Lucy x


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