Countess Josephine

An Island Francophile with British roots rolled together with solid Americana, garnished with Asian/African heritage and a whisper of the Mediterranean, I love to practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Throwing some Sunshine your way - Enjoy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Bookstore's Cafe

Ciao Parigi...


I sit looking
people watching
staring...but not seeing
lives exposed by signs
on the table
strangers pass by
they linger, they sit
passing the time
reading, talking, smiling
lives filled with important 
things, non-sensical 
things, hidden desires
and dreams
laptop screens burn bright
thoughts, emotions and ideas
recorded
shuffling by
politeness out the window
no chairs available
Books piled high
Lovers argue with their eyes
pleading for relief
I sit, see, read, but nothing
comes to me but
empty lives
begging to be filled
our people watcher
doomed by their sorrow

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