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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Oh My God! This is so powerful. It must have been one of those where you just wrote it down and tried to stay out of the way as it birthed itself. It is raw. It is real. It is poetic. It springs from a place in the soul unencumbered by reasonableness. I'm going to have to make time to wade fully into your work.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

2 Months Ago

Wow thanks so much
You've raised the sky even higher with this.. put life where it belongs - out of reach to be enjoyed and admired vvt those who understand. Left to marinadee in space decreed. Love the characters, the drinkers, the animals, the waitress prepared for.. whatever.. can almost inhale the coagulant air as it merges into glory!! You so know how to write!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

6 Months Ago

Wow that’s so lovely and totally unexpected. I thank you so much
emmajoy

6 Months Ago

If that was a book, i wouldn't want to put it down.. sets thoughts off and away... great stuff, tru.. read more
Juliespenhere

6 Months Ago

Ah wow thanks
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 9 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

6 Months Ago

Thanks for your review I only just saw it
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 9 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

9 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 9 Months Ago


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

Posted 9 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 9 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

9 Months Ago

typewriter thanks so much for your review and stopping by ill read some of yours soon promise
New poet

9 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 10 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

9 Months Ago

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

Posted 10 Months Ago


midniterider

10 Months Ago

sounds good tome,i guess
Juliespenhere

10 Months Ago

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

10 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 10 Months Ago


Juliespenhere

10 Months Ago

Thanks do much for your kind review

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Added on September 23, 2017
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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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