Tuesday, August 21, 2012

. . . at Café Elite

by G. Jack Urso

. . . at Café Elite

                just up the street

where the collectively cool

                go to meet

the men are well-groomed

                the women are petite

they watch what they say

                and how much they eat

brie, croissant, asti spumanti?

                herbal tea, or perhaps a latté?

if you haven't read the latest books

                you'll get no cappuccino just dirty looks

quite informed, they quote the press

                and are moved to tears watching PBS

iPad, iPhone,  hybrid car

                they kindle and tweet in the cyber bar

attitude is the crime

                so when you arrive

speak with style and rhyme

                and have the table next to mine

we guarantee you a seat

                . . . at Café Elite



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    1. Yes -the first draft I did about 25 years ago, and added the third stanza (iPads and iPhones, etc) shortly before posting it here in 2012.