Coyote Captured Outside Lower Manhattan Café

by Jerry Ratch

I heard the patron yelling,

“Hey, man! That's my cappuccino!”

when the young female snatched it and got away.


But the police cornered her a few blocks away,

licking the last bits of foam off her wily whiskers.

That's how they knew they had

captured the right coyote.


Also, she definitely had a guilty look

in her eye. And she was extra alert,

so they could tell. You know how

you can always tell those 

caffeine addicts?