caught you almost out loud (café artist)

I am the painter
I will dash you down
in a sketch

in blue

scrawled upon a page

sitting with
a strong
flat white

to a friend
I will draw
your streaking hair
crow wrinkles at your eyes

sickle moons
creasing your mouth

serious talk
serious look
a little sunken
a little orbit-

with cake
a spoon

the fingers of one hand
to cup your chin
as you chew your way
through a little piece
of hummingbird


there you are

I caught you
in a sideways look
that reveals
you surprised
you amused

then you
almost laughing
right out loud


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