Friday, July 24, 2020

The Last Bitter Coffee

The last bitter coffee
in Naples, the last sip
of this life I live
vicariously, a traveller’s
life, denizen of cities
lived like dreams
,one at a time,
everything in the moment,
but soon forgotten.

And, like a miracle
of San Gennaro himself,
this is the best coffee
of them all, and a fitting
postscript to the sweetest
dream I have dreamt.

O, how good it tastes,
How strong and jittery it makes me
For the train ride to come,
for tomorrow
and tomorrow
and all the tomorrows
to come.


"The Last Romantics." Seen in Forcella, Naples.

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