“The Saddest Man in My Town”, a Poem

The Saddest Man in My Town

Iced Coffee by naturepost on Pixabay

The saddest man in my town
Slid my iced coffee across the counter,
Accepted my fiver, gave me back change.

Smells like Heaven here, I said.
Apple. Coffee. Chocolate. Cinnamon.
Smells like dreams and happiness.

I guess, man, he said from behind his mask
And his boredom and his sadness.
I been here so long I don’t smell it anymore.


Inspired by an actual conversation, which made me think quite a lot, and an actual iced coffee, which was delicious.

(Photo Credit: naturepost on Pixabay)

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