Barista Favorite: At The Dairy Case/Kindra M. Austin

We are pleased to announce the Barista Favorite from April 9th’s Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Cafe. It is Kindra M. Austin’s poem At The Dairy Case.

You can read more of Kindra’s writing at Poems and Paragraphs

 

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Fuck grocery store etiquette.

Tears for Fears tells me to shout, so I let it all out

in front of the dairy case while inspecting my perfection—

mourning after reflection—in the fingerprinted glass.

My cheeks are hollow

but my gut is bloated

from too much diet soda (I’m watching my figure) and vodka.

 

In front of the dairy case, blocking access to the skim milk,

I let it all out,

and I like the way

my pretty mouth contorts

into a beastly maw

when I cry.

 

© Kindra M. Austin

3 thoughts on “Barista Favorite: At The Dairy Case/Kindra M. Austin

  1. KINDRA!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!! Always a welcome guest here, and so good to honor you! Just don’t make that beastly maw when you look in our fridge, when you see we are out of almond milk. — Stephen

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