Coffee Connections

Coffee Connections

A Poem by philforwordsnow

My first poem that I shared with an external audience, this seemed appropriate for too.


in an upmarket downtown kind of place

red and white check and coffee clatter

competes with superficial cookie chatter

smart machines wrapped in Italian chrome

reflect a “for here or to go?” social drone

shopping bag pony tailed women wilt

behind handbag dating mums clothed in guilt

they watch sedans and SUVs come and go

caffeine beach with a four wheel tidal flow

pink haired girl giggles about her day

to a distant friend

in an ear-budded wire clad kind of way

a peak capped geek hides behind laptop chic

media multi-tasks himself away

a man walks in with no tattoos

surely that’s a national disgrace

another walks out with his teabag treat

car keys and a croissant in a juggling feat

too busy to spot his wife in the corner

“what’s that other bloke doing with Lorna?”

even the coffee cups start to whisper

“that’s either his two-timing wife

or it must be her twin sister!”

no more than a social experiment beneath

a downtrodden tenement, pretending to be

an upmarket downtown kind of place



© 2020 philforwordsnow

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Added on January 13, 2020
Last Updated on January 13, 2020
Tags: poetry Canada; poetry Nova Scoti



Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Phil is British but moved to Nova Scotia in 2017 after escaping from a career in global insurance. He is pursuing a love of poetry, and photography. He is also learning to play the piano, still dreams.. more..

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A Poem by philforwordsnow