chocolate covered coffee beans; time to blow the ceiling…

my first year
of secondary school
i met a neurotic
individual
who was completely
obsessed with chocolate
dark chocolate covered coffee beans 
covered coffee beans
three at a time
— throughout a stressful
exam session

at that point
i still had no idea
what coffee tasted
like — the aroma
itself smelled
pungent — i grew
up in a house
where turkish
coffee was taken
every afternoon
with an immense
plate of delectable
pastries. 

the first time,
i ever had a cup
of double double coffee
was on my 17th
birthday

at first impression
i thought i would
have to bleach
my palate
to remove
that flavour
from inside my
mouth

when i turned
18 — i gave cappuccino
a chance — still felt
the same way
as the first time around
— although the foam
tasted delicious

the last time, i gave
this hot beverage
a try — in desperation
of caffeine after
a sleepless night
of pending graduation
stress 

needless to say
i nearly blew off the ceiling 
of my community class
in college and almost
got kicked out — in part
because the coffee
had awoken a hyper sleeping
dragon who wanted
nothing more than
a cold bottle
of mountain dew.  

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