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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: The USA (01/08/09)

TITLE: Cafe' of A.
By Pat Guy
01/14/09


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“All items one dollar…you do the math,” says the quirky breakfast sign posted over the register. Hungry visitors delight in the mix-and-match of choices.

Fresh color of Tibet Rose complements an eclectic array of memorabilia on four walls–a tattered state map hangs in one corner. The door flicks the bell announcing more patrons and all four of us turn, curious as to what the couple will be working on with the laptop in tow. A misty chill follows in their wake.

Pour your own coffee, open tiny cups of half-n-half, and tear more than enough packets of sugar while carelessly absorbing today’s news from the TV ledge overhead. Scrambled eggs, biscuits and bacon are on their way. Everyone is immersed in conversation of interest known only to them…they think. Five square tables fit within arms reach.

The old country gentleman’s toast wasn’t dark enough. “If you’re goin’ ta cook toast, then cook et.” he says, as the cook’s daughter asks if everything was to his liking.

It’s warm and cozy on this drizzle of a cold morning, and strangers will soon become casual acquaintances engaged in casual discussion.

Thick slices of French toast dusted with snow-sugar waft by to the table next to mine–I have to admire their succulence.

All this and free internet too–does it get any better than this?

Yes…

Not being afraid.

Not being afraid of an ‘informant’ among this small gathering.

Not being afraid to disagree with my President now speaking.

Not being afraid my door will be pummeled to take me away.

Not being afraid to bow my head as I choose to pray.

And not being afraid,

…to print what I have to say.

All this and free internet too–does it get any better than this?

Yes.

Many lives; too many lives, for each freedom of choice,

…you do the math.


The price of my country…the U.S. of A.


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Sharlyn Guthrie01/16/09
You've made some excellent observations. I like the simple cafe setting and how you expand it to a view of America. I also like how you began and ended with "you do the math."
Karen Wilber 01/16/09
Ahhh, the sweet taste of freedom. Interesting tie in with the breakfast crowd at the cafe.
Jan Ackerson 01/20/09
Love the atmosphere in the first half of this piece--I wanted to go there!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge01/20/09
Nicely done on many levels.
Joanne Sher 01/21/09
Excellent description and atmosphere. And a haunting message. Wonderful.