I am thoroughly convinced
Caffeine makes better Christians
Come to a cafe for accountability,
Like a Catholic to confession
No pious whispers to a priest,
Just smiles and sips of espresso
Fleet Foxes fill the atmosphere
Like foam atop a frappuccino
Coffee makes the Scriptures
Come alive, like the risen Christ
As if bathing your tonsils in blonde
Roast baptizes your body by John.
The construction of community
Cannot contradict the commands
To feed the hungry, live frugally,
Feel for the orphans, finish the race
While we waste away hours and dollars
On overpriced brands and addictions
But who am I to talk?
I’m writing this poem on a laptop, sitting in a Starbucks.