David Hess

Philosophy of Advice

Can't seem to drink
a cappuccino with any success?
We know your pain. You put
the plastic lid on, close your
eyes and open your mouth
in blissful anticipation
of the scalding liquid
you paid four dollars for.
It never comes.

"Is there too much foam in there?"
you ask yourself, embarrassed
that others might detect your in-
competence when you tear off
the lid and drink it like a savage

What you have to do
is treat it like a straw. When
in doubt, you idiot
suck it.