Hockey Fever, Even in a Cafe, by Shannon Rayne

Hockey Fever, Even in a Cafe
by Shannon Rayne

At Roasting Bean Cafe:

On the flat screen TV above the Poker Pro magazines
and to-go lids

Canucks are down 3 points

My Americano arrives with a thick cloud of foam
the size of a hockey puck, fans cheer from the TV

I feel like I have scored

 

 

 

Shannon Rayne is a MFA student in Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia, currently studying poetry with Ken Babstock and Karen Solie.  Her poetry has recently appeared in Poetry is Dead, filling station, and “Alive from the Center,” an anthology of west coast writers from Ooligan Press.  She is currently assembling “Coffee Stained” – a manuscript about coffee culture through the lens of poetry. find her at ShannonRayne.com

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