Like Coffee

Words by Aurelne (she/her) 25, WA


I only tried you because everyone else loved you,

And at first,

You were too bitter

For my childish taste buds.


I grew to tolerate you,

I learnt all about you,

About your flavours and facades.


Before I realised it,

I needed you,

And each day without you

Felt too slow, too sluggish.


Some day in the future

I woke up and realised,

I had tried,




But nowhere along the way did I love.


Illustration by Aileen. You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenngstudio

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