SPARKLE

U so
I’m too intimidated, too shy
I wouldn’t know what to do
I wouldn’t know what to say to
You, The girl in the coffee shop.

You always walk in alone
No children, friends or a partner
Just you, carrying a book
You once sat at a table, in the corner
I couldn’t interrupt. You were reading
You, The girl in the coffee shop.

One day, you walked in without a book.
There was no sparkle in your eyes.
I could tell that you’d been crying.
I had to approach you. I had to know why.
You said, “You’re the boy, who sits by the door
The boy in the coffee shop”.

Her name is Sara. She lives nearby.
Only three blocks away, from me.
She said her dog died, that morning,
That she had buried him, beside an oak tree.
I bought her coffee. We sat and talked,
Me…. and the girl in the coffee shop.

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Image from Google Images.

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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