Two Shots

© Matthew Word Bain

the only reliable source of espresso
for two towns in any direction
before the corporate player
set up shop by the interstate
what with my constant travels
and a propensity for drowsiness
I had sniffed out every option
for a way to wake back up
and to do so with style
I’m glad to see this shop
is still open and well loved
and I realize now how its size
is like that of a demitasse
to an American venti