[Not that inspired by today’s 11th Finding Everyday Inspiration https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/writing-everyday-inspiration/ prompt , I recycle another item from my back catalogue of observational poem, this one from around 2010, based on a weird scene I observed in a coffee bar ]
Young Women in a Coffee Shop
She has her laptop set up in a coffee-shop
before her slender frame,
black eye make-up & attitude in her voice,
foot tapping in toe-twirling confidence
within her flip-flopped youthful yet complaining gait;
& something twinkling in her world-filled eyes.
The friend arrives in heels,
bust out, bum up,
her lip-stick smeared into a whinge
across the back-drop of her face,
emptiness in her eyes.
the pair unwrap a batch
of brand new medical equipment
like Christmas presents
& set excitedly about
taking each other’s blood pressure,
as they await decaf and tea.