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Old Things That I Like: 2

old car blwh
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

cars from the 1930’s and 40’s
bottles filled with buttons
objects found in abandoned buildings
jelly jars as glasses
lockets with locks of hair
stamps on yellowed envelopes
chipped pitchers holding fragrant lilacs
photos in cigar boxes
rolodex rotary files
steamer trunks with hand lettering
thick, tall maples
bibles with scribbled family trees
barns on the pennsylvania countryside

photo by Sylvia

Tom’s Diner

photo by Sylvia taken at Tom’s Diner in Dormont, Pennsylvania

(my little version i was thinking about
a couple Sunday mornings ago at Tom’s Diner)

i was sitting
in the morning
at the diner
on the corner

i was thinking
of the years
that passed by
steadily and still

the smells of
fresh brewed coffee
made me close
my eyes and wonder

where my art school
dreams have drifted…

an homage to Suzanne Vega and her song Tom’s Diner, 1981