waiting (outside the same cafe where i wrote my mother’s funeral poem)

across the street, two men
argue over the ubermensch,
and a cricket hops brokenly
cross paving stones. from

the corner, scrying: how long
have we sung summer songs
and dreamt of october? running
yellows as they slip to fall,

sometimes it feels
like putting a bandaid
on a bleeder, not tying it off
with knots-in-silk. surgeons

would know these things,
but it is too late
to catch the sun heading
already south, and south

again. across the street,
two women argue
over love & champagne.
the cricket is gone. a maple

tree sighs sickening
as it sleeps in an ocean
breeze, and finally
october yawns & stretches.

10 thoughts on “waiting (outside the same cafe where i wrote my mother’s funeral poem)

    • ubermensch, the Over-Man. it wouldn’t be a true café experience without some Nietzsche being thrown around, yes? true story, by the way. (that part, at least.)

  1. ha i like the inclusion of the over man…and the people…both times a couple…of course the cricket stole the show for me as well….but the band aid, bleeder silk knots and surgeons are the heart for me…the emotion underlying the scene…

  2. Ubermensch! Love it – I aspire to just plain mensch. Loved it all but esp.
    a maple

    “tree sighs sickening
    as it sleeps in an ocean
    breeze, and finally
    october yawns & stretches.”

    loved this, mosk

  3. strong piece. Love the end line in stanzas 2, 3, 6 & 7. Also, the title really flavors expectation before a word is even read, really useful…would’ve worked without the information, but would’ve read as a completely different poem. I tend to notice things like that, and find myself drawn to the ways lines, stanzas and entire poems can transcend a variety of meanings, dependent upon a variety of factors. Excellent read.

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