Two cardboard cups rest on the table

One filled with coffee, the other with tea

And two girls are laughing

As the cups are cooling down

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Two warm cups set down on the wooden surface

Both filled with coffee: one rocky road, one mocha

And both girls are quiet

Wrapping their hands around the cups

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Two icy drinks are passed over the counter

A green tea and a chai

And now they're both crying

Longing for the easier days now gone

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"Medium dark roast, please."

She drinks it black

And reads the paper, alone

Wishing there was another drink on the table