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If given normal circumstances,

I order a
Grand-Double-Shot-Venti-Caramel-extra-
hot-extra-foam-extra-jump-with-two-sugars-cream-
and-a-sprinkle-of-cinnamon-on-top-
with-a-stir-stick latte.

Yet,
the mere fact

that you
walk past/casually flip your hair/and sit in front
of my drooling figure/while you chew on your pen cap and/tap
your shoe and/altogether/exist in general,
is like 300 volts
to the cranium,
plus a shot of espresso and I thought

you should know that
(and you saved me $4.30 + tax at Starbucks).

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the February 2010 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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LilyClearwaterThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 28 at 1:27 pm
That ws great. Good job on saving money too.
 
KandyKiwi said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

somehow it just flows really well!!! I love it!

anymore coffee poems???

 
TheseBrownEyes said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 11:28 am
Oh my gosh, this was really good! Great job!
 
relientkgirlie replied...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 9:41 pm
authentic. love it.
 
CaptainFabulous. said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm
i totally love this poem
reminds me of myself in a way
when a guy walks by and i lose any sort of appetite or am too embarassed to order in front of him lol
funny ending plus love the title
:D WOOT!
could ya comment on some of my stuff please?
 
FlamingTaco1479 said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm
I disagree with the_Horsegirl-- one of my favorite poets is Emily Dickinson, and she used random dashes. To this day no one knows why. I think it's a staple, to do something different with your poetry.
I loved the idea and the way you carried it out. Bravo!
 
the_Horsegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm
Very creative! I really like the begining and end, but I'm not a huge fan of all the random slash/marks. I don't really understand why they're there.
 
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