I thought long and hard about the cappuccino crunch
before I succumbed.
Firm paper straw between my lips
sucking sweet icy coffee
and then later the hard balls of chocolate-covered
nuts cracking between my teeth–
decisions I’ll probably come to regret
squeezing the roll of fat around my belly.
I can pinch it, compress the flesh between thumb
and fingers. But then again the caffeine sugar high.