The Culture of Coffeeshops

The Culture of Coffeeshops

In the front punks and teens

pick at the base of this mystery

with their nearsighted view

Pulling back hair into its perfect

mature, middle-age, emptiness

Where will they be when the song ends?


Over on the south side

The old men and women of every day

Gone by sit in flocks of

duck-like precision to sip

their tea and diatribe.


Brett Simpson - 1996

California Writings

Copyright © 1996 by Brett A. Simpson, All Rights Reserved, World Rights Reserved