The perfect café

The way you dress
and hold your head
make you the perfect person
in the perfect café.

When you smile, I feel weak
and stumbled with words
I’d never before considered
on that perfect night
in the perfect café

I held your hand
for a fleeting moment
looked into your eyes
during the perfect moment
in the perfect café.

You walked in and out
of my life so fast
and left me standing
alone in this perfect café.

You left this glove
the smell of cologne
a perfect memory
in one perfect moment
at the perfect café.

I’ve come back for years
expecting your return.
No one steps through
the perfect door
sits on that perfect chair
at the perfect café.

I sent you a letter
in the perfect envelope
with a perfect stamp and
you returned it today
to the perfect café
Nov 99