Qualia Literary & Art Journal

Caffeine Addiction

It feels like hangnails
eing ripped  off,
one painful, painstaking, painted
centimeter at a time.

 It feels like Italian women
are stepping on it squarely, kneading it
the old-fashioned way they squash grapes,
the heavy footfalls drumming and squeezing
away my senses.

 My brain is wrung,
deconstructed, pulverized,
until, hot and tan in the mug,
I wash destruction down.


About the Author
Sarah A. Foote is a senior who will graduate in the spring of 2013. She is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing, and who has eclectic interests, such as volunteerism, karaoke, drinking coffee at all hours, dancing, bowling, tie-dyeing, road-tripping, and hanging out with her loved ones. When she grows up, she wants to have a Fennec Fox as a pet and, on a more realistic note, would like to make enough money to continue doing what she likes to do: writing and helping people.



Other works by Sarah published in Qualia:
Dead End (photography)
Metal Overhead