I'm drinking coffee with a stranger

A stranger who filled memories in my head

Deep kisses and cuddling on the bed

2 AM but still listening to Jazz

Late night walks in the city

No sweaters even when it was chilly

He sat in front of me,

His eyes blue as the sea

"Bubble tea or Latte?"

"I want no coffee, please don't leave me"

My cheeks feel the rolling teardrops

And if you ask me to stand near a canal,

I can turn it into a river

And if you ask me to stand near a river,

I can turn it into a sea

And if you ask me to stand near a sea,

I can turn it into an ocean

But yet,

He left leaving the empty espresso cup

Empty like my soul

I had coffee with a stranger

A stranger who filled memories in my head.

- © Nada Saly