Waiting for Pastry

Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,036
edited August 2018 in Poetry, Prose, Music & Art
I brew my coffee at home, but sometimes 
it's best paired with pastry before work time
so I walk driven in the humid slime 
of DC summer air gasping out rhymes. 

At 7 am this cafe opens,
but pastry staff deliver the filled bins 
closer to 8, so expectations den
tough internal exclamations of, "When?!"

Horrible disappointment haunts this space
from those who just buy coffee. Database 
of hunger listed in their faces grace
the unused, unoccupied pastry case. 

A hungry customer is always right. 
Change schedules to deliver at twightlight.
There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
Post edited by Ms. Haiku on


  • justamjustam Posts: 21,306
    edited August 2018
    I like this one. I can picture these hungary, sad, waiting people!
Sign In or Register to comment.