Sad Cafe by Rene Hunter

art by Fabian Perez

Sad Cafe
Rene Hunter [author’s site]

Autumn leaves have begun to fall.
Late October London is ablaze in
hues of orange and purple.
On my bench by the river I daydream
that I am an adolescent reptile
escaped from Kafka’s Die Verwanlung
laid back basking in the sun.
The air is layered in cologne,
men do not interest me now. 
I am content to casually observe.
To my advantage I know all about them
while they know so little about me.
Thinking of you against my wishes,
dying a little, dead all the sweet hope
and dreams never realized, I imagine my
earthly body padded, sat beside yours
on a grassy knoll breathing in the scent of lilac
and the mossy green River Delta.
In the dark I am nude but for a shadow
across my torso.
You are so near and to distract myself
from this burning desire I let my thoughts
dwell among the lines of Roethe’s “In A Dark Time”.
Years pass and by chance we meet once
again, at the sad cafe.
I sway in your arms like a fragile birch in an
autumn tempest. The halo of my eyes glisten
recalling how we gave away what we never had.

61 comentarios sobre “Sad Cafe by Rene Hunter

  1. This is a beautifully written piece that makes me think of so many different things. Your imagery is both beautiful and provocative.

    “ I sway in your arms like a fragile birch in an
    autumn tempest. The halo of my eyes glisten
    recalling how we gave away what we never had.”

    Such a lovely ending. Joni

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  2. I love all of the Sad Cafe prose and poems. It’s a brilliant series that ponders a melancholy of love in a lush moment. So happy to see Holly and Holly’s work here.
    Thank you, for this lovely choice!

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      1. Take a little trip with me!
        Okay… we want to use a motorcycle in a post for PBH… OMG what about a Low Rider! Eeeee!
        So many takes to spin. So little time!
        Thank goodness my care package from Tim is on its way!

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