I wrote this poem as an assignment for a creative writing class I took in college. As I cannot get the “form” to come out correctly – I wrote it in a word document and then took a picture of it.

The words are as follows:



Lemon, lime

Clear, crisp, bubbly

Low sodium, no caffeine

Sweet with no diet aftertaste

In red, white, green aluminum can

Condensation forming then; drops combining as one

Explosion of tab, pouring it into glass

Tinted tall, filled with ice cubes

Bring it up to lips

Tilt it and take

A big gulp

Swallow it



Written by Beth Malbon

February 25, 1995