At Thom Bargen
It's so warm outside that the door is open, so
the shop smells like
Which is lovely.
I am here with the intention of getting
The Gone-Away World.
But am too
to pay much attention to the book.
The people in the shop are as follows:
The nice man with the shaved head and
the nice girl who
despite my anxiousness over the decision
helped me pick some beans to take home.
Discussing something I can't make out
they all have nice
red/dark brown leather wallets
splayed out on the table
between napkins and notepads
and smartphones that keep chiming.
I think they are discussing an art show.
Two girls to my right.
the rules of the road
An amazing man
in a tattered pinstripe three-piece suit just walked by
wearing white wrap-around sunglasses
clearly not giving
one single fuck
just walked by
made my day.
at reading my book club book.
But that's okay.
People are far more interesting anyway.