whiskey and iced tea.

of Trinity Kubassek;

I made the whiskey my water, to quench the frost I needed to thaw. In a living room I shared with numerous strangers, some I had already tasted their foreign tongues, I gulped the brown liquor, glass by glass. The time I opened my eyes, I saw your figure in the corner. Your fingers bent into a hard fist and it matched the thin lines of your lips. But why were you here when I did not need you?

I yelled and danced with everybody at the center of the room with the echoes of my rage. The loud music became the company I loved. The ecstasy? Forgotten. Only the sadness remained in my lungs.

But someone splashed cold water to me and I writhed my head. There was never a loud music, but rather a mellow song. The strangers around me were the friends I grew up with. A glass of iced tea replaced the whiskey. And you were never here at all.

Someone tugged me and clapped my back. I wanted to blame the two weeks of insomnia and hallucinations, but it had been you, I knew. I dropped the glass from my numb fingers and all I could surrender was the tears I held back.


WORD COUNT: 208

Thank you for reading this story. If you want to talk about random things with me, do not hesitate to reach me through my “Contact” page. All the best love, my dear.

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