The temperature’s rising. Time to think about eating outside and settling in at a sidewalk cafe to watch the world go by. But beware! Dangers lurk everywhere and we need new punctuation to express our outraged reaction to a whole range of disasters. I love Paul Violi’s list in this poem. And – when you do venture out, sit down and order that cappuccino and cannoli – I hope you have better luck than he did.
Appeal to the Grammarians
And here is another Café Terrace. This time just a table. Cubism and pointillism to show just one table with a green bottle – presumably absinthe with metal spoon, a strip of camouflage tablecloth cloth and a triangle from a Mexican cigar box label showing a miniature landscape.
The featured image is from Falafel on MacDougal by Gwen Meyerson that also shows the Caffe Reggio in Greenwich Village, NY. – favorite location for many movies starting with Shaft in 1971. JFK made a campaign speech outside the cafe in 1960. Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan had coffee. Andy Warhol came here after leaving the hospital after being shot in 1968. It is also where, it is claimed, the first cappuccino in America was served.