What Makes You Stay

what is it about a cafe

that makes you stay

beyond the empty cup

stronger than the taste of


more intriguing than the


people, I think

as they come and go

with a variety of masks

feelings often concealed

eyes glancing then


before being seen

with the casual cough

and language to confuse the


undertone and hidden


pretending to be listening

strangers overhearing

mobile phones ringing

a different language


or you simply read!

you’re on your own

time has flown….

but now, you do have to go!

By  Paolo Michell

About pmisteil

Hi, my name is Paul though I write under other names like, Thatcher and Paolo, I love literature, art and architecture their passion and drama....the contradictions. The notion of Truth-who is the person behind the mask? Or does it matter! I like long walks and longer conversations over cappuccinos in a cafe with atmosphere and the rest is a journey!
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