Two College Dudes Do Homework and Drink Coffee

Though far too tall to be my type,

the more handsome of the two

has dark brown hair and beard, dark eyes,

black knit cap, hoodie faded blue.


Shorts and sneakers, hairy legs,

but chest looks smooth at open neck.

Under laptop, textbook open;

speaks in husky baritone


to the second, who’s just come in,

not bad but no match for his friend.

This dude’s all in navy, shorter,

with laptop but not book; he orders


right away, something fancy.

First guy still sipping from paper cup,

just a coffee, but he’s getting antsy

up and down, must’ve had too much.


Copyright 2014

T. Allen Culpepper