Coffee break

​2016 08 17

Coffee Break

The city burns with summer flames

And yet the crowds are cold as snow

They rush from to work and back

Their focused gaze forgetting all
I sit upon a lofty stool

Away from all the shuffling feet

A steaming drink awaits my lips

Adorned with patterns on its face
A fleeting art just like my life

My thoughts are torn: to drink or not

To bask in peace with endless joy

Or hurry on to empty days?
With heavy heart I gulp it down

The pattern fades like castles by

The heartless sea that washes

All the warmth away from me

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