The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
I somehow see coffee shops as symbolically representative of modern society. I'm not sure this makes sense from a strictly logical standpoint, but hey, this is poetry. While I was occupying my local establishment this morning, I began imagining representatives of non-modern society sitting at the other tables. They seemed out of place and somewhat uncomfortable.
The Coffee Conniption, by the way, is not a real coffee shop as far as I know, but one I made up more than a decade ago for Allegedly Yours, a column that ran in a local paper. The Conniption was itself meant to evoke recent times gone by, making it both more and less appropriate for use in this poem. But in any case it was nice to go back there today.
King Arthur at the Coffee Conniption
Sir Galahad at the Coffee Conniption
Sir Lancelot at the Coffee Conniption
And Merlin works the Coffee Conniption
Copyright © 2010 by Dave Grossman
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