just for a moment
in these hard times.
and coffee decorated with a milky heart.
Take a fountain
water sliding over a tall earthen vase.
Leave loud voices
cemented with certainty.
Take this moment
this wide, well-worn wooden table
the fan humming overhead
to sunlit patio
where young people sit
eating croissants and vegan muffins
under a gingko tree.
and art on the ceiling
of parrots and sweet round-eyed faces
in pinks and greens and yellows.
Take bread, dear ones,