Coffee and Books

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I like to sit in a quiet café
at the top of the department store with
my coffee, cake and a book

Don’t be fooled
it’s not quaint or a hidden trendy secret
the lighting is too harsh and I can tell you
where the ceiling panels need fixing…
But it’s quiet and protected from the noise 
of the busy shopping mall outside the doors
In here
people meander calmly amongst the cookware and 
breezily browse through racks of last season’s sales

While I sit alongside grandma’s and their hungry grandchildren
I enter into another world
with a warm coffee in my hands
and pages before my eyes

There is a special comfort
in reading a book with a coffee – 
a whole universe just for me

33 thoughts on “Coffee and Books

  1. oh those quiet coffee shops…how many books leafed through, how many conversations witnessed, how many notes scribbled on old notepads in those quiet coffeeshops. (she says – you’ll find her in one of those tomorrow morning). 😉 beautifully written, B.

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