Gossip

Secrets shared

From misheard statements

Creating false beliefs

That spread

Like an illness

Crushing ecosystems

And organisms

Standing in its path

Hoping to create a barrier

To save society

But the illness grows

Overcomes

And swallows it whole.

Coffee With A Friend

“It’s so good to see you-

You look great!

More importantly, you look happy.”

You agree with a suspicious and silent nod

But a smile turns up the corners of your mouth

As you take a sip from your coffee

And the desirous heat from your mug

Accentuates your blushing cheeks

Instead of hiding them.

You take an exaggerated sigh in preparation

Then begin to tell me your latest story.