Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The writer in the cafe


                                         


The girl with dark eyes
takes my order, “The usual?
She knows I like her

She lowers her eyes
Aware that I look at her
Yet they still tease me

“Hello says the blonde”
Her eyes sparkle with fun
“I’m your favorite”

“Don’t flirt,” I protest
She then comes close teasing me
Walks up with my cake.

I groan inwardly
The regular they all know
Coffee, cake, observe

And this absurd farce
Always brightens each day
My beautiful life


Image by cupcino.com

8 comments:

  1. There's a certain fun in harmless flirtation. It's perhaps the biggest thing I miss about working in restaurants. Being in higher education is much more stable, but we're always having to put on the straight-laced grownup act. Boring.

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  2. Cake looks good - not sure about the coffee!

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  3. Life is a farce - enjoy it where you can.

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  4. They know me at my coffee shop because I sit there and write novels on my ipad.

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  5. I think it is a great pity that a mature man cannot have a coffee and cake in peace without young blondes and brunettes constantly trying to crash tackle him. Have you ever considered not wearing that particular after shave?

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  6. Harmless flirtation not taking any further is fine and if it boosts the spirits even better. My grandfather always said when you stop looking and flirting you're dead.

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  7. I agree with Sheilagh, when a man stops looking, he's probably being lowered into the grave.

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  8. Flirting is harmless and fun...at any age:) Lovely post!

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