Coffee On The Terrace

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A great way to begin the day
Sipping caffeinated sweetness
My Sunday morning weakness
Extending the length of stay

As the neighborhood comes to life
A chorus of birds sing their songs
Together in a symphony so strong
The eastern sun must smile and rise

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Silenced

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The words not spoken
Splays a silent heart open
On a razor blade

Sliced pain slowly spills
Rivulets of uncertainty and anger
Shock and disbelief

Decreasing its beats
Succumbing to deafening sound
Of the emptiness

Bleeding out loud now
Drips bang on the ground like fists
Beating barriers down

Adrenaline peaks
As blood seeps around fingers
Pressed to stanch the flow

Piercing cries rebel
Against the silence of night
Resonating with sound