At Starbucks

It is a two week study period

of Starbucks

corner of the highway

and Town of Mont Royal

every day read a bit

write a bit

listen to conversations



study strangers

i have no intention of meeting.

I know you write well

look good at international cafés

fly around the world

but the lemon bread

at Starbucks

heals all the wounds

kills the humidity on this Thursday afternoon

waiting for time to pass.

It even has rasberry swirls

little things I notice

that most don’t.

It means something to me

when meetings go as planned

and I sign my life’s work away

to start fresh

ready to jump out of the plane.

I knew this would happen to us

slowly disintegrate into reality.

Have a nice day, bonne journée

and old time jazz.


je pense à toi.

I cannot help this dam

it has a life of its own

does not need explaining

just unraveling.



  1. The Power&The Glory · July 14, 2016

    The Lemon Loaf

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  2. The Power&The Glory · July 14, 2016

    enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, egg, unsalted butter (pasteurized cream, natural flavors), powdered sugar (sugar, cornstarch), cultured lowfat buttermilk, raspberry filling (sugar, raspberries, water, natural flavors, pectin, locust bean gum), soybean oil, water, raspberries, vegetable shortening (palm and canola oil), cream cheese (pasteurized milk and cream, cheese culture, salt, carob bean gum), natural flavor, lemon juice, corn syrup, salt, guar gum, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), baking soda, xanthan gum, enzyme, color added, soy lecithin.

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  3. m lewis redford · July 14, 2016

    I hope you ‘knew’ this would happen, otherwise I read it all wrong …

    ‘I knee this would happen to us
    slowly disintegrate into reality.’

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  4. Norm 2.0 · July 14, 2016

    Somehow I knew you weren’t a Tim’s girl 😉

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  5. EDC Writing · July 14, 2016

    9.30 ish dusk settling in, a calm evening in my part of SE England, reading you and thinking how does she do it, write so easy, yet of things not always easy, guess it’s the way of things, the way you have with words…

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    • Chrissy · July 15, 2016

      oh, thank you so much, just some thoughts while sitting drinking coffee that turn into a poem. I am so happy you enjoy them. xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  6. sirensong1208 · July 14, 2016

    Love this and adore that lemon loaf…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. canadianskibum · July 15, 2016

    Ah, the life of the writer! a life in the little details and stolen moments…

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Dustin · July 17, 2016

    Mmm, lemon loaf, good coffee and Mr. Mercedes!! It doesn’t get much better than that.:)

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    • Chrissy · July 18, 2016

      Yup, coffee, reading, writing and books :))


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