coffee stop

I prefer booths;
these tables are too close together,
but not enough like a Paris café:
where’s the arrogant waiter
tyrannizing between the tables?
These wimpy servers are too pale
and worried to pull it off.

You were talking about your cousin:
how she’s dying of
chemotherapy or something;
and I was telling you about the crows
how they shit on my car
and burned the paint.

That guy over there must weigh four hundred pounds;
he looks like he’s going to eat the table next.
I thought his box of donuts was for takeout—
hear
me? I was afraid he was going to eat me,
and not in a good way.
Okay. So your sis—

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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2 Responses to coffee stop

  1. CE says:

    I really liked this. Reminded me of John O’Hara. Honest, observing and open. Humor is allowed!

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