Thursday, December 2, 2010

Starbucks Smell

drinking coffee
that's supposed to be good...
tired monk good
wishing it was better
tossed it out over some
fox scats
confusing nature
with Starbucks smell

18 comments:

  1. Love it, Ollie, especially that you live where you can walk in the woods and see fox scat. Sigh. Wonderful poem!

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  2. I agree - I could never figure out why Starbucks over-bearing bitter coffee is so popular.

    But I think the problem lies in the fact that I take my coffee black, straight up, no cream or sugar, much less any frothy stuff or various sprinkled on top nonsense.

    I think they brew their coffee extra-strong and rather bitter to counter-balance all the additional crap, which apparently the major of people use (otherwise I wouldn't be typing this).

    Unfortunately, that makes it too potent for folks like me who aren't looking for a caffeinated hot cocoa sustitute and (gasp!) just want a good cup of coffee.

    Wow! Sorry, I didn't mean to go on a rant there, Ollie!

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  3. Yes, I would do the same thing...I can only handle the weakest of Starbucks coffee...with lots of cream...bkm

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  4. Im sorry I have to ask...Whats a fox scat? I assume a flower?

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  5. Not a flower...it is fox crap. Worse - this is a true story.

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  6. I don't think this is weird though - have I missed something? LOL :)

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  7. Wonderfully weird. That's crazy that this really happened.

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  8. Definitely a bit of weirdness pairing Starbucks and fox scat, but very cool! I do take home the used coffee grounds Starbucks offers for composting in the spring...you've just started your composting earlier than the rest of us...LOL!

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  9. I'll never visit Starbucks again and not think of this poem!

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  10. fox scats
    confusing nature
    with Starbucks smell ..

    very funny lines.
    well done.

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  11. You play with words so beautifully! Love your writing :)

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  12. Another clever one from Humbucker!

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  13. To me, both Horton's and Bucks taste like fox scat. Question is, why do I drink 'em every fucking day? Enjoy the posts Olie.

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  14. Very well crafted..!!
    keep Writing My Dear.. :)

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  16. Well, I love Starbucks... Especially the lattes... However, i have heard Tim Horton's has a secret version!

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  17. I don't drink coffee but from reading the comments I some see folks share your sentiment...I got a nice chuckle outta this piece :-D...thank you.

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