THURSDAY: Couple in a Cafe


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They sit hip-to-hip
taking turns taking selfies

and closeups
of cake and tea

while others watch them

trading glances,
touching limbs.

Baristas playing Oz
with espresso machines.

I sit close by
with a book and a pen

wishing my eyes
were young again.


Image of Frank William Finney, in sunglasses, on a tree-lined street.

Frank William Finney is a poet and retired lecturer from Massachusetts who taught literature in Thailand for 25 years.  He is the author of The Folding of the Wings (Finishing Line Press, 2022) and other collections. Follow him on Twitter @FinneyFw.