steam from the espresso was screaming
coffee grounds releasing
dark excitement into plain water

 he brushed past me in line
evoking a charge
it waved through my body
this magnetic sensation
that was like
like caffeine vibrating my skin

his proximity so near
it left my breath in a pant
and i
i ordered an espresso
in a demitasse
i sat down, listened to the drip
of coffee conversation
tasted a perfectly shaped note of Ohhhh that’s good
so hot
sped my heart, made me sweat
and i
i looked around for that fellow
the one who caused such a steam

the guy who burned my lips
with his heat

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