Notes on a (Coffee) Napkin

April 7, 2016. Caribou Coffee, MSP International airport.Notes on a Bar Napkin

You brushed past me this morning
bumped my shoulder
spilled steaming coffee on my hand.

You didn’t look back
but your frantic worry is scalded into my life now
the way the heat blistered the sensitive skin
between my thumb and forefinger.
The burn still itches

but I hope you caught your plane.