|Tonight, like every night, you see me here|
Drinking my coffee slowly, absorbed, alone.
A quiet creature at a table in the rear
Familiar at this evening hour and quite unknown.
The coffee steams. The Greek who runs the joint
Leans on the counter, sucks a dead cigar. >>more...>>
Title: In a Coffee Pot
Author: Hayes, Alfred
Date: February-March, 1934
- New York City
Notes: Originally published in the Partisan Review (February-March, 1934).