You were good to me. And I do remember
when I first saw you.
Not much of an outlier among the others stiffly placed near you.
your smooth green modesty, compelling.
Captivating me immediately.
You had to be mine, and eventually you were.
I promised you a bright future,
a loving home, a loving hand,
which would clasped you tightly,
protect you from the dangers of
negligence, impulsive cats, and myself.
I have betrayed you today.
I usually fill you up, slowly.
Adding nothing, but dark powerful
firm blackness. You were simply graceful
and your grace was all that was needed.
Away with sugar! Away with cream!
Because simplicity need no
You were always enough.
And the dark, and strong coffee
was all that was needed.
My sudden need for change.
Has ruined you today.
I held on to you,
anxious for cream, for sugar.
and what a mistake that was.
Everything happened in slow motion.
Me, waiting impatiently for the squealing kettle,
Oh …how it squealed so seductively.
My eagerness, running to the kitchen.
I grabbed you tenderly, more tender than need be
and reached for the rich, demanding cream.
for the change.
And it happened.
My tender grip failed you.
My solider, sinking to the floor,
and all I could do was stare.
then the anger, then the let down,
then the raw emotion of failure
crashed down on me,
more harshly then you might imagine.
Your green split, fragments of
what was or what could of been ..
spread across the floor,
and I was embarrassed.
My promises broken.
How could you be replaced?
You were my revered lover.
I have took that away from myself,
RIP Green Coffee Cup.
My memory will secure a place for you.
Memory that will always remind me of my incompetence,
of my reverable lover.
– Cam Ie