Ode to campus coffee shops

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Oh, campus coffee shops,

From Cafe Milano

To Blue Door 

To Caffe Strada.

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for making studying more bearable

Studying less horrible

Studying sort of (kind of) (not really) fun.

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for providing the elixir of life

What keeps a pep in our step

(Coffee).

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for the time

Spent with my friends

Not accomplishing anything at all.

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for the artsy

(Totally unoriginal)

Pictures of lattes.

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for being slightly less depressing

Than Main Stacks

Which is just the worst.

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for forcing me to spend all my money

On coffee

I could buy with meal points at Peet’s.

 

Oh, campus coffee shops,

Thank you for the endless people-watching

The endless conversations

And the moments when time stands still.

Contact Esmé Brachmann at [email protected].