you'll find me in a berlin bar in a corner brooding


The only true paradise is the one we've lost and regained. I sit on the balcony with the pale early spring sun on my bare skin as the first bee of the season in this northern city hovers in front of my face, drawn by christopher’s lavender perhaps, all the way from the park threading along the nearby canal with its ducks and swans,

which I can see from here as I look out over the wide gritty avenue, at the gigantic mural on the side of the ex red brick factory across the empty lot where a muscular old lady in a parka watches her rottweiler nosing around gently in the unkempt grass and a lone sapling stretches a silvery crown of leaves towards the sky,

and rickety vintage café tables spill out onto the sidewalks which are interspersed at regular intervals with thickets of parked bicycles, across the street the age-old rock and roll club spells Lido in cursive blue

and it’s all as seamless and specific, as familiar and serene to me as Avenue C, as though I never left, or had just this moment returned, and I go very quiet as I listen to the city's heart, which is glamorous and louche as suzanne would say, also radical and mellow, welcoming and courageous, transgressive and civilized, and it's beating so very close to me, something special indeed.



9 comments:

Peter Smith said...

sitting on the bar stool the long legged brunette held hands with her martini longing for the touch of a warm hand. Even if it were her own.

girlontape said...

in a bar with fake red fur walls sitting next to the DJ she nursed her martini and got ready to dance....

J said...

You'll find me in a Berlin bar in a corner drooling.

girlontape said...

in my case, grooving.

J said...

...slowly sliding under the table, reaching for my drink and missing, and trying to fix my blurry eye on arses.

girlontape said...

you're such a well-behaved boy J

girlontape said...

ps. i always admire a man with grace under pressure

J said...

burp.

girlontape said...

you're so graceful i can barely stand it