Café in Paris

Paris café in the summertime 
Wishing well feeling good 
People walk by 
City pace 
Talking loud and walking fast

 We sit like still life 
Cigarette smoke billowing 
Laughing laughing laughing 
And listening to music

 Dancing in the café 
Sitting outside on the sidewalk 
Coffee strong and black 
On this warm night 
The beer is cold 
Holding it’s own and us up

 Paris breeze flows 
The smell of roses and wine and grime 
Cars honk nearby 
metro rubbles below

 We draw little doodles 
Cartoon characters 
Who resemble the couples who pass us 
Our past loves and lovers 
Never forgotten 
This is the place 
For recollection, reflection

 And we dream our own thoughts 
And smoke and drink and listen 
Laughing laughing laughing 
Happy to be back 
After being gone far too long