What Makes You Stay

what is it about a cafe

that makes you stay

beyond the empty cup

stronger than the taste of

coffee

more intriguing than the

ambience

people, I think

as they come and go

with a variety of masks

feelings often concealed

eyes glancing then

diverting

before being seen

with the casual cough

and language to confuse the

conversation

undertone and hidden

meaning

pretending to be listening

strangers overhearing

mobile phones ringing

a different language

speaking

or you simply read!

you’re on your own

time has flown….

but now, you do have to go!

By  Paolo Michell

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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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