Shawn Aveningo

Rookie - 13 Points [Red Shoe Poet] (4-5-65)

Shawn Aveningo Poems

1. Pink Ribbons 10/18/2014
Best Poem of Shawn Aveningo

Pink Ribbons

One lump or two?
Ma'am….your coffee?
One lump or two?
Such an innocent question
uttered hundreds of times
in tea rooms, coffee houses,
restaurants, airplanes.

Today, those words
had the power
to bring her to her knees.
No amount of chamomile
or honey capable
of soothing her pain.
She was drowning
in a sea of sorrow,
fearful of what
tomorrow would bring.

How could she face
this new reflection,
scarred, disfigured?
What would she see
reflecting in his eyes?
He said he would always
love her, no matter what.
He...

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