Disgruntled Coffee Clerk by Alyssa Trivett

They chip change
on sugar coated counters
with coffee creamer
and milk stained blood spots
like a basketball off a cracked garage backboard
and sniffs in java scents
as the shaky hands
take orders and direct traffic
of plastic mugs waiting for
their new owner to
take ’em home,
or anywhere else,
for that matter.

Alyssa Trivett
Alyssa Trivett is a wandering soul from the Midwest. When not working two jobs, she listens to music and scrawls lines on the back of gas station receipts. Her work has appeared in Scapegoat Review, Peeking Cat, on VerseWrights.com, Walking Is Still Honest Press online, and Duane’s PoeTree site. She has fifteen poems in a poetry anthology entitled Ambrosia, released by OWS Ink, LLC. All proceeds from the anthology are being donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org.). Digital link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/742799 Amazon Kindle link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074WCLD69/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

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