When in Foam

Cappuccino. Full of foam.

Milk. Below,

a shot of espresso.

It’s very hot.

Sip it slow-

ly.

That’s what the spectrum kid said over and over in Mercury Rising.

Eyes closed. Caffeine Von Vein blitz.

Tan beverage, turning tepid.

Slurp it down.

Foam clings to the cup walls like webbing.