An Ode to Starbucks Wi-Fi*
by Laryssa Wirstiuk
for Dan, who suggested I write this
Starting the first of July, Starbucks Coffee
will give you reason to buy a latte or Frap.
All stores will have wi-fi. Guess what? It’s free!
Yuppies can surf the web and eat a wrap.
Visit your local ‘Bucks to send a tweet
or download music from the iTunes store.
The bloggers will rejoice and write blog posts
while sipping on a treat.
The room will fill with IM sounds galore
while coffee drinkers sample Starbucks’ roasts.
By now, I know each ‘Bucks in N-Y-C
but only by how clean the bathroom is.
With free wi-fi, I’ll pee then check my e-
mail, take a ten-minute personality quiz.
I’ll fight for a leather chair or table seat
just so I can connect to the Internet.
The person next to me can look at porn:
“Starbucks now serves fresh meat.”
Now just decide: which coffee will you get?
The tall? With whip? Some ice?! You look forlorn.
*Form inspired by “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats
(Photo by Daquella manera)