the difference between here and there is
the tea I used to drink, during double shifts,
at that restaurant we all hated working at.
I called it the trinity;
mixing black tea, coke, and coffee together
made everybody's lips curl downward
made mine move money into pockets
to buy drinks
when the slip resistant shoes
were hung dry.
now I just drink and remember
what life was like when I didn't give a damn.
twenty three and taller,
twenty three and fucking like
the wold will end if we didn't.