I ordered my coffee
Sat down all alone
I needed a break
Didn’t want to go home.

I watched you walk in
You ordered a coffee
You sat at a table
Not very far from me.

I tried not to stare
But, you were so pretty
What could I do?
I was in love already.

You took out a book
One I’m reading, too
I thought to myself
I have to meet you.

Invite you to lunch?
Start a conversation?
Would you think it odd?
An uninvited confrontation?

Some people alone
Prefer to keep it that way
What would you do?
What would I say?

I took a chance
Walked over to you
Hoping you’d care
Your eyes were so blue.

“Hi! My name is Chris”
Couldn’t help but notice
We’re reading the same book
I tried to remain focused.

Can I buy you a coffee?
A Caramel Macchiato?
She smiled and said yes
I said that I’d love to.

Two hours later
She gave me her number
I hoped all along
That I’d get to know her.


Image from Google Images: languagesalive.me

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

5 thoughts on “I TOOK A CHANCE”

  1. Glad you liked this one. 🙂 I’ve been working on a series of poems about meet-ups in a coffee shop. My first and favorite was based on a prompt… SPARKLE. Dec 1, 2017. If you have the time, check it out. It’s my favorite of all of the poems that I have ever written. I try and have the girl in each one…drinking a Macchiato (caramel). That’s my favorite Starbuck’s drink. 🙂


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