Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cafe Timetravel

Which road to which Rome ? by Neha


Old world cafe in a new world strip mall becomes a coffee grain brewing through the filter paper, living a life between that side and this other world, like the end of morning
frozen in time between sleep and half consciousness - stirred by the
intoxicating smell of coffee they meet to speak of soccer scores,revolutions,
politics,pirates - all in the old world cafe in the new world strip mall
where they seek the flavor they tasted day after day
for many many years but the one they left behind and now they
don't want to let go of how it felt when they sipped the hot fuming coffee
from tiny white ceramic cups with golden engraving while
making slurping sounds - they challenged each other who could make
a louder sound and the crowd joined in the revelry - but that
was old world cafe in the older old world not the old world cafe
in a new world strip mall where engines roar on the highway and pedestrians
are few and far- but they had to leave for the new world where they walk like a plant uprooted from the ground it belongs- here but not quite-
morning frozen in time between sleep and half consciousness
the sun shines outside the old world cafe in the new world strip mall
while the sunsets on the new old world cafe

-Neha

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