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.

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  1. I’m delighted and honored to have my poetry featured on this lovely site , MasticadoresUSA. Thank you Gabriela! ❤️

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    1. My pleasure Rene. Your poetry is gorgeous and I am honored and delighted to feature you.
      xoxo

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      1. Thank you so much Gabriela! Such a lovely site. I’m wishing everyone at Masticadores much success. xoxo

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      2. My pleasure Rene and thank you once again for your beautiful poem.

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  2. jonicaggiano dice:

    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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    1. Thank you Joni, your lovely comment is greatly appreciated! ❤️

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        My pleasure. Your work is absolutely gorgeous Rene and a delight to read. Have an amazing day. Love ❤️ Joni

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      2. You are so kind and generous Joni. Thank you ❤️

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      3. jonicaggiano dice:

        You are a beautiful writer and it is my pleasure I assure you. Hugs and love, Joni

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      4. Thank you, that really means so much to me ! sending lots of love ❤️

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      5. jonicaggiano dice:

        Thank you my friend. It is the truth. You write beautifully. My pleasure. ❤️

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  3. Bienvenida a Masticadores Rene Hunter
    Regards Juan re crivello

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    1. Thank you Juan. It’s a pleasure to be featured at Masticadores, such a beautiful site.

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  4. Reblogueó esto en House of Hearty comentado:
    I’m honored to be featured at Masticadores,
    A truly lovely site.

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    1. Thank you so much, so appreciated!

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    2. Thank you so much, your kind words are so appreciated!

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  5. Love Alone dice:

    Reblogueó esto en Love and Love Alone.

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  6. Resa dice:

    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. My pleasure Resa. I love that series too. I am thrilled to have published Rene.

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      1. Thank you Gabriela! xo

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    2. Thank you so much dear Resa. Sending love! xoxo

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      1. Resa dice:

        Caught it! Sending some back! xoxo

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    3. Thank you Resa. You are generous and lovely, and so I appreciated xoxoxo

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      1. Resa dice:

        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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  7. So wistful and lovely. Sad with longing, regret and yet…something is left. Beautiful.

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  8. A most beautiful poem that captures a world of feeling.

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    1. Thank you Shey xxxxxxxxx

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  9. Congratulations, Holly. This seems familiar to me. Did you post it at your end in the past?

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    1. Thank you Frank. I have a series of poems about the Sad Cafe Frank. You aren’t mistaken. 🤗

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  10. Bittersweet melancholy, always a joy reading Holly’s work.

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    1. Thank you dear Marina. ❤️

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  11. So beautiful and melancholy, Holly. That last line is wrenching. A lovely feature here.

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    1. Dear Diana, thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you Chuck 🌺

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  12. Such a beautiful piece Holly and treat to be featured by this site with Gabriella at the helm!!! 💖💖💖💗

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    1. Thank you Cindy, you are kind and generous and so appreciated! ❤️🌺🌹

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      1. It’s always a delight to see what you are up to. You’re welclome💖💗🌷🌷
        oh thanks Holly… so sweet❣️

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  13. ponzoblogs dice:

    Sadly because Covid I can’t Travel anymore for my blog that I just started. Feels really sad that I have to wait before planning a new travel journey 😦

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