The Coffee Cup is a Shrine of You

The white coffee cup sits on the
oak dresser stained with your
coffee lip prints, a silver spoon
sticking out of the top, leaning
against the rim.

It sits there taunting me like
a spirit of your presence
now that you’ve left, leaving
that coffee cup as a sign that
you were once here.

I stare at it and wonder if I clink
the metal spoon against the
glass three times if you would
appear in the room in front of me
once again.