In This Place – Alan Wright

In this place
Words swarm and sing in my head
And I experience a splendid isolation
Coffee aromas swirl and drift in the air
The various conversations of café customers
Nip at the silence

Today the music plays on
Unremarkable and unrecognised
Like the last kids picked for the team

In this place
I arm myself
With pen and paper
And loosen my mind with my cappuccino companion
I shall harness my tumbling thoughts
And be a writer in a wild world
Revealing mysteries
Revelling in the moment
Of inspirational magic
A word collector
A page coverer
Separate from the hubbub
Around me