Thursday, August 26, 2010


The Coffee Chronicles - Part 2




I'm sitting outside, at a wet table
My skirt is absorbing the rainwater on the wet chair
I'm drinking hot, bitter coffee, while listening to a folk-singer
She's strumming her guitar and singing corny lyrics, of her own composition
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She's very self-confident, I think
Though few people at the little street festival are listening to her
I wouldn't be listening, if I could avoid it, but I can't
Unless I give up and go home, which I don't want to do
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I feel alive here, at the sidewalk cafe
Watching people walk by, even though no one sees me
I am invisible, which is fine - I don't want people to look at me
To look is to judge, and I don't like to be judged
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But I do like to be invisible
I can look, without being looked at
I am looking now at a young man in a t-shirt and shorts
He is muscular, with a hairy chest and dark eyes
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I wish he would stay nearby, so I could continue to look
I want to commit his firm, sexy body to memory
to be drawn upon later, when I'm lying alone in bed
needing some imaginary company
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Apparently, that is too much to ask; he has moved on
Now my coffee has grown cool, and the music has stopped
There's nothing else to do here, so I'll go home
And be invisible, all by myself

6 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

A pity you didn't have a camera on you. He would probably have been flattered if you told him what the picture was for. And maybe excited...

Carrie said...

Say hey cutie, just stand there and let me look at you. Never mind the gun. That's not something you need to be concerned about. Nice work Z.

Randal Graves said...

Your coffee house is not like the standard coffee house, click clank clink keyboard plink plink plink.

fingers said...

It always amazes me
That people can be fooled
Into thinking ordinary prose
Morphs into poetry
When cut into smaller chunks...

That said...not a bad effort...

Jodi MacArthur said...

Such heart, honesty, and lust here. It's why we love you, Madame Z.

Bukowski's Basement said...

Love this... Pretty damn awesome. Great vibe. And sexy...