Your Favorite

Court Young
Oct 26, 2022


Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash

You picked me up

like your favorite coffee cup

long forgotten

sitting at the back of the cupboard

a little worn, a little dusty.

A blue ceramic glaze

cool against your lips

as you take a sip

drink me in darling.

Nestled in your strong hands

I felt safe

I felt secure

until I slipped from your grip

and I shattered into

a million pieces.

And now you’ve found

a new cup

to replace me.

It was too easy

for you to throw

my jagged pieces of clay away.



Court Young

I am: local coffee shops. carolina pines. maps & airplanes. wild. wanderer.