So much beauty

in just a smile

sends my mind




Split second decisions

always seem obvious

in retrospect


but here


there is no benefit

of hindsight


only these few

precious seconds

slow as molasses

and sweet as I imagine

your lips to be


in my mind I form the words


in the space between my brain

and tongue

they materialize


I manage a smile

to mask the chaos within


the words finally escape

my lips:









~ by Jacque on March 14, 2011.

One Response to “Barista”

  1. This reminds me of a poem I wrote a while back. I think you’d like it:

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