“I feel good in the mornings”,

she said,

gazing into her stained coffee mug,

“It’s the only time anyone speaks to me”,

“It’s the only time I have something to respond to”,

“It’s the only time I feel popular”.

Bzzt Bzzt,

The phone vibrated on the coffee table,

Her heart raced,

But it was only an alarm,

“Today’s session is done”,

He said.


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