#poem #poetry #amwriting scenes at the coffee shop

scenes at the coffee shop

'yes - can I have a latte - please'
'a latte' he corrects me
   the deck of the terrace
   is hung with bunting
   of blue white and pink


a woman in lycra
with a camera on her helmet
breaks into a shriek of delight
   to kiss the owner
his blush is deeper than his apron
as she in excitement flaps her hands - laughing -
and I smile too
                 at this reversal of cliche


and the shoulder haired mums
chat and agree
that it's nice to catch up in the sun
with a brief americano

The Blue Book

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