Cafe, across the street

Across the street, there’s a little cafe

It serves coffee

A unique flavour each day of the week

It serves, only coffee

That’s what makes it peculiar


Swarms of people stand outside

Waiting for today’s flavour to be served

Relishing the taste

Few make new friends

And others share their stories

With the cafe owner


Despite the popularity

The owner continues to

Run it alone

Serves all, one by one

No hurry, no scuffle

He demands from everyone

Some patience


Each order made separately

To let the flavour seep in

The aroma spreading outside

Drawing more customers

Some wait-time for them

To bask in the special flavor

Of the day


Flavours cannot be interchanged

If you love a particular flavour

Come on its designated day

Sit on the damp bench

Till its brewed to your taste

Savor it well enough

Then make space for others!


What do you think?


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Written by Nitika Sawhney

I am an aspiring writer. I'm still discovering my strengths and learning the art of poetry and prose.

Professionally, I'm into Internal Communications and feel blessed to have a work life that is closely related to what I am passionate about, Writing :)

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