I am thoroughly convinced
Caffeine makes better Christians

Come to a cafe for accountability,
Like a Catholic to confession

No pious whispers to a priest,
Just smiles and sips of espresso

Fleet Foxes fill the atmosphere
Like foam atop a frappuccino

Coffee makes the Scriptures
Come alive, like the risen Christ

As if bathing your tonsils in blonde
Roast baptizes your body by John.

The construction of community
Cannot contradict the commands

To feed the hungry, live frugally,
Feel for the orphans, finish the race

While we waste away hours and dollars
On overpriced brands and addictions

But who am I to talk?
I’m writing this poem on a laptop, sitting in a Starbucks.