Episode #11 – Third Cafe Sketch

Steel crossbars serve as stylish walls between the cafe and the adjoining hotel, shielding the morning-afters from the caffeine punch. The gates are open and there’s some cheeserock on the speakers, Pat Bentar – something about best shots and hitting, and I thought we outgrew this shit 20 years ago. Two bookshelves in the cafe, each one carefully stacked with mugs and other gifts. Not too expensive and the coffee sipping crowd goes for it. Guy over there at the high table, must be 275 plus. When he sat down, I noticed his fly was open. He pulled his shirt down in some embarrassment and took a drink of his black. Sits there looking into the falling sunrays, sometimes looks into the hotel lobby.