coffees with liquor

coffees with liquor

A Poem by Juliespenhere.
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imaginary coffee shop bar maybe in paris or ny or who knows? you make the place I make the coffee

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they walked into their  smoky café / bar
their favourite one they frequented
the news was on the radio
dr phil blubbered on overhead t v
someones phone played Dylan
someone else was shouting
on theirs
on speaker loud
someone else was crying in the corner
with rum and brandy and coffee 
and stale cigarettes fell to floor
what a mix
the waitress chewed her bubble gum
she came to take the order
what will  it be honeybees she said
the wife ordered 
whisky sour
the man ordered flat black
the dog ordered
flat milk
with crackers
and that was that
you cant beat that


but wait
theres more
the cat walks in
all tangled up in fur
the waitress picks it up
and bathes it in a bowl of 
bubbly cheery gin


the owner runs  in for her cat
whos seen my Rembrandt black eyed thing
the waitress hands it over
owner smells her cat
and says
you cant beat this café
look 
under window 
you should write a sign its clear
bubble gum café en liquor shoppe
"all welcome strays fed, cats washed
in bubbles of gin here
Dylan and Dr. Phil welcome here
old lovers welcome here
crying men sit in smoky corner there
who want to
gently
greatly
disappear"




© 2017 Juliespenhere.



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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This is delightful & a little bit outrageous & nicely sensory with a ton of fresh details. Your imagination gets the prize here. I love to read such lovely outlandishness becuz it sparks my own rather stodgy brainwaves! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


You have described the Writers Cafe that exists in the cyber-connected web clouds!!! Wonderful, whimsical and a delight after some of the sad-a*s stuff I have read since I came back yesterday! THANK YOU!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

Carol I'm humbled by your review
thanks so much!!!!
like to think this place is where the great man poet sat I loved, Leonard of course!

Posted 2 Months Ago


thanks to typewriter for his/her input on smoke I added some words of above

Posted 2 Months Ago


Lost voice of lost generation. Nicely write down. In very creative order. I can smell smoke and aroma whiskey and also great poetry.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

typewriter thanks so much for your review and stopping by ill read some of yours soon promise
Smith-------Corona

2 Months Ago

You welcome and thank you very much.
i like this because of the atmosphere---kind of a beatish, old time feel...

j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

Jacob thanks so much for your review
can i get one of those,a great tale

Posted 2 Months Ago


midniterider

2 Months Ago

sounds good tome,i guess
Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

had to cut back on wine and coffee due to heart condition so yes de caf skim is good
midniterider

2 Months Ago

i can relate,had three heart attacks
I can smell Charles Bukowski and others famous alcoholics here. But also own unique voice development through your words. There is some nice tense.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

Thanks do much for your kind review
Carson McCullers would have loved this poem- reminiscent of her story "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" ,but eloquently told in much brighter whimsical style. Great characters- dogs & cats soused in gin too! Great form, flow, cadence & rhyme. Great!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

Thanks Annette
For taking time to read and review
Annette Pisano Higley

2 Months Ago

You're very welcome!
Nice description of the coffee shop dear Julie. I loved the coffee shops. Always a opportunity for a story and interesting people if you pay attention. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere.

2 Months Ago

aww gee thanks
very rough poem
did too quick
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You did well my friend and you are welcome.

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Juliespenhere.
Juliespenhere.

Sydney , Australia



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Amateur old poet well not that old but not a young 20 anymore I still work full time and live to write I write at least five poems ditties every weekend I write quickly it just flows and bubbles qui.. more..

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