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’n Gedig deur Nicole du Toit

You don’t like your coffee black
perhaps
it reminds you of a person

which tastes of vanilla
and tobacco
and has two different versions

you don’t like your coffee black
but you don’t mind
because the bittersweet taste

leaves you
g a s p i n g     for    o x y g e n
and your lungs scream
g i v e    m e     a i r

you don’t like your coffee black
because milk soothes the hurt
in your throat

from yelling for someone

perhaps,
you don’t mind
but if the moon were a person

she’d look
           just
                       like
                                     you

– you don’t like your coffee black, but you don’t mind the bittersweet taste.

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