4pm; chai latte

empty coffee cups 

or mugs full of chai

hidden from the afternoon chill where

quaint tunes drift past and

the smell of cinnamon lingers.

a yellow vase

of pink flowers 

next to a chocolate on the counter

brings sunshine to my day 

when all I can think of is you. 

they say emotions let you understand the world better 

I found it's true 

as I sipped the last of my chai

hoping you'll end up in the leaves 

because if life imitates art 

you're everywhere in mine