Riley welch is a poet from texas living in Denver. She posts three original poems a week. 

Mugged Disappointment Part Two

The bitterness scowls your nose
Into a grimace
Your nostrils are hooks
Sinking into curled back lips
Showing your teeth

This is genuinely -
The worst -
Cup of coffee -
Ever tasted -

But you have to keep going
Because this is the liquid of life
This is what keeps you alive
Keeps you going.

You don;t finish this,
You don't speak for the day

But more importantly, you don't listen

So that black slimes claws its way down your throat
Avoiding your taste buds
My disappointment snaps from the disgusting coffee
To the slacking baristas
Who made it.

Please utilize La Marzocco
And those fresh harvested beans


I don't have time for poorly brewed water

It's sad,

It's gross,

And I'm already asleep.

Riley Welch

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