Latte to go

It pushes the buttons
and
the engine’s okay
but
the wheels won’t turn.

I know people like that
like a cold
flat white
nothing there to write about
moving on.

Life’s a juggle between
the
King and the Queen.

Trying cappuccino and
that makes the engine go
but
the wheels will still not turn

and then there is checkmate
fresh air to the stalemate
I’ll have a latte to go
if it’s not too late.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.