nuanced / by Dahlia Dandashi

i come in eight different flavors

and 20 different shades of blue.

who will i disappoint today? who will i kiss tomorrow? 

can't you see? i am hiding beyond your dresser

taking bites out of the wood like a curious squirrel

and filing them against my teeth. 

do i smile the way you like? are you proud of me?

i am a fibber.

i came in liking tea and i will leave loving coffee

because it is friday

and i don't like who i am.