The barista is frazzled
or at least I would be
he looks just dazed
pouring milk and pulling shots
popping lids on top.
He’s done for the day
in twenty-seven minutes
and his thoughts drift
to the courtyard outside
where farmers have gathered
to market their goods
I notice his tattoo
delicate lines
inside his wrist
A cowboy hat?
I realize it’s not
It’s a boa that ate an elephant
and his distance expression
makes so much sense.