Milk a Cow, Milk an Oat


A coffee with milk, please! 
The type? Make it oat. 
No, I’m not trying to tease
or prank or trick or gloat.

I’ve drank the regular stuff
for twenty-five years,
But it makes my tummy rough,
and even causes tears.

How do oats make milk?
Not sure, but don’t mock.
Oat milk is smooth like silk
my stomach: no longer a rock.

To be clear, it tastes just the same — 
my lactose intolerance is the one to blame.

SonnetBrittany K. King