Guide to Coffee

Anywhere
good coffee and a croissant is going to be at least $7 American.
But
you also have to factor in the rental of space – the bench ou les chaises
on which one sits watching the world.
Its slow pole dance.

And the rental of space in your own mind
to fill with thoughts, hopes
and
depending on the day
regrets.

$7
coffee
croissant
half-hour rummaging in your
or some imagined attic
______________________
Cheap!

and if a jogger with a bouncing ponytail goes by
left right left right left right left right left right left right
down Rue Duluth
exactly how does life get better?

Salut!

You’ve met me somewhere in Montreal. Perhaps I took your picture! Please send me a message to say hi, or get a copy.

Vous m’avez rencontré quelque part à Montréal. Peut-être que j’ai pris ta photo ! Veuillez m’envoyer un message pour me dire bonjour ou en obtenir une copie.