“Mistake” by Malak El Halabi


You taste like the last drop of whiskey
at 3am
after a lousy day
like the first gulp of coffee on a Monday, sipped
a desk
hot and bitter
like the burning at the back of the throat
after the first cigarette

You taste
like my next mistake.


Malak El Halabi, 1992-

© 2020 Malak El Halabi
“Mistake” from Raw With Love

Photo by Vinicius "amnx" Amano on Unsplash

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