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The Ecosystem of Café Chairs
by Christopher Walsh, 2/5/2017

We can find seats for all of those who come;
They can get comfort caused by bagels, warm,
And lattés swirled with heat (and maybe rum)
Plus flavor: nuts! Or fruits, or creme. A form
Of waiting is infused in cafés: plumb
Are butts to seats, be-cushioned to transform
A stretch of time to stretched-out time, becom-
ing longer, filled with thoughts and banter, swarm-
ing civilized ’round chairs: a pleasant hum
That makes us want to stay. That is the norm.
(Except in shops that drive you off. They're glum.)
In this way, good cafés are uniform.
------The chairs all wait for patrons, then provide
------A seated place, to lounge, chat, and abide.

© Christopher Walsh, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christopher Walsh (chris_walsh) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.



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Feb. 6th, 2017 12:28 am (UTC)
Not only did I write this in a café, Space Monkey Coffee a few blocks from where I live, but I copied it out and gave it to the staffers there. They thought it was neat.
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