1) Once I thought we should be buried
together, our history and all, she thought
that gross, went her parochial way,
the loss like quick sand that sticks  

2) Coffee at Tates Creek Plaza
with questions that stir themselves
into the old brew, the last time
done with deceit’s double shot    

3) Don’t give anything away
is how we flew first class and time
and time again landed at the end  

4 It’s no wait with this go round
no push no pull, no come no go,
unhappiness a bitter tea poured out