“Madame Cafe” by L. K. Thayer


"Cupcake Cafe" by Nancy D. Regan

she no longer daydreamed
of sunsets
nor of a man on a white horse
nor of miracles
nor of dancing till dawn
nor tantrums
nor true confessions
nor her lover

she only imagined cities
who’s cafes she could write in
a table and chair she could
with her pen and paper
scribble her thoughts down
drink a glass of wine
and let the rhymes take
her away

she would live her life
by walking to the café
to her table and back
then walk from her table


to a solitary life, with her cats
and books and paintings
and poetry

she knew that this
was what she wanted
when she woke in
the morning
after brushing her hair
and feeding her cats
she would put on her shoes
roll down her socks
grab her pen and notebook
and walk down to
the café

she felt a warm feeling
of home
not at home

but within

L. K. Thayer

Photo by Nancy D. Regan

All Rights Reserved

© 2010


  1. Jaymie · March 2, 2010

    Sounds divine – like it could renew this soul.

  2. lkthayer · March 2, 2010

    Let’s go to Paris!!! 🙂

  3. nicolerigets · March 2, 2010

    Lovely poem Lisa,
    Chaining melancholy with a long strain of music.

    RSVP Re: “P”

  4. rcs55 · March 2, 2010

    I love your parallelism

  5. rcs55 · March 2, 2010

    I thought of Hemingway’s Moveable Feast when I read your poetry.

    • lkthayer · March 2, 2010

      Thank you so much! and thank you for visiting the Juice Bar!

  6. Lordy · March 2, 2010

    And what about the frogs with no legs? Best stay in LA and let the world come to you Lisa……….I found this poem very moving!! Unlike frogs with eaten legs!!

  7. vc · March 2, 2010

    beautiful…are you this lady?

  8. lkthayer · October 26, 2010

    Nancy, I re-squeezed this poem of mine, fitting for your beautiful photo, thanks for sharing it with The Juice Bar! – Lisa 🙂

  9. Roz Levine · October 26, 2010

    Hey Lisa,
    I could meet you at one of these cafes and we could paint the sky bright with our words. Lovely poem. Lovely you.

    • lkthayer · October 27, 2010

      Thank you Roz, lovely you. 🙂

  10. paolo · October 29, 2010

    …solitary life..with your cats and books and painting ..and..POETRY.. wonderful worlds Lisa..your poetry is for me realy fascinating!! Paolo

    • lkthayer · October 29, 2010

      Grazie, so sweet Paolo!
      I want we should meet someday! We will take fotos of cats! :)))

  11. paolo · October 29, 2010

    ..o we will drink a lemon juice!!! thanks for your lovely testimonial!!! :-))

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