I Swear All I Wanted Was Coffee, a Bagel and Cream

I fumble with my purse
For shiny new nickels and dimes
The cost of my regular
Coffee, bagels and cream
I see I have time
For line is still ordering food
“Coffee, a bagel and cream please.
The stools are the only seats vacant for now
I struggle to climb onto one
I am only five feat so high
Strong calloused hands
Lift me up
I am told
Patience is his name
Personified as my childhood
Prince
A cowboy
With tight blue jeans
Rodeo boots
And a horse by his side
Jazz starts playing the blues
As Virgil and Verdi combine.
Patience asks for a dance
Politely I decline
“But I come cheap
My services you will soon need”
I step on his smoke
And trip on my words
As I whisper incredibly loud
“All I want is coffee, a bagel and cream”
The matronly waitress in high heel,
Flat shoes and coffee stained lips
Leads me to a sofa
As Dr. Spock fiddles
Salt shaker in hand
He wants me to
Think of my mind
Trapped in a golden cage
With no writings on my walls
And he will set me free.
I freeze
There are polar bears
And penguins
Skating over me.
Obsession and insanity hit me
As I realize the frolic of time
Is making my coffee cold.
Forrest Gump is
Waiting in line
To see the quack
With a box of chocolate memories
In the middle of the room
Lies a table
With my breakfast order
Of the rest of the afternoon
I smell and my mouth waters
As I see
Coffee, bagels and cream
I sit down without a single
Word on my walls
As I savor my coffee, bagels and cream

Coffee, bagels and cream
Skin tight blue jeans
Rodeo boots
A horse
Baby bump and all.

I wonder
Will I stand again in line?
Waiting, waiting, wanting
Coffee, a bagel and cream

And let’s not forget Patience

I Swear All I Wanted Was Coffee, a Bagel and Cream

Arco Iris  R

Joined May 2009

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Dedicated to Rocky’s Muse: You will notice that I have borrowed some lines of Rocky’s work and his style of writing with his permission, of course. My Muse started to follow his trail of ink for a breath of fresh air,. Hope you like it and I know it will not do justice to Rocky’s words.

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