Poems of the Week

¡Arriba Baristas!

by Steve Bremner

“Starbucks workers in Buffalo won a pathbreaking bid to form a union
after votes were counted on Thursday, part of a wave of labor activism
sweeping the country in the wake of the pandemic.”
The Washington Post

So they’re part of the union, and I have a dream
That these silently suffering staff,
On receiving an order for a venti salted caramel mocha
frappucino with five pumps of frap roast, four pumps of
caramel sauce, four pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps
of mocha, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, double blended
with extra whipped cream,
Will at last be permitted to laugh.