A whirlwind of travellers saturate
The innards of their coffee-break sanctum.
Bitter winds blow routinely through
The reassuring entrance,
The gateway to serenity.
Caffeine deprived and hopeful,
They flock from the cold, escaping their exuding hours of labour,
To be rekindled
With a their long-awaited amour.
Post payment, divergence ensues.
The dynamic of those entering and fleeing the shelter of the sanctum
the brief affair being somewhat enough of a comfort.
The transaction of funds for liquid encouragement
being enough of an intermission.
They scuttle away,
concealing undeniable delight,
coffee-cup in hand.
those who sit,
Post seating, two emerge.
Hesitance lingers in anticipation of the first
The mobile device is placed solemnly as a companion in lateral view
for this momentary solitude,
being glimpsed at once more before becoming devoid of attention for the first
The removal of the plastic heat barrier seems commonplace
to those who opt for the two handed approach.
elbows tucked in,
the preparation for the angular rising and lowering of the coffee-cup
becomes one of repetitive comfort.
The very act of lifting the cup subsists
as a performance of purpose.
With intent to well execute and extrapolate the full enjoyment potential.
Others who adopt a one handed grasp
prefer to be perceived in parallel with those who scurried
oh so hurriedly back out into the cold.
Nonchalant and indifferent to the cup,
they tap away on the mobile device,
their amour severed from their beverage,
Instead, cast and dispersed over virtual realms to other beings,
perhaps, too, detached from their coffee-cups.
The one-handed grasp on the cup is in conjunction with the two-handed approach as
The coffee cup, although a companion to the lone traveller,
accepts itself as a tool for the daily ritual for the
lips and the
beverage to meet.
But both sit, lone, amongst one another,
amongst groups of others,
close in proximity
within the sanctum.
Both company themselves with the
mobile device optional, but commonly employed.
The coffee cup feigns companionship
to those who sit alone,
but never does it feign practicality
to those who skip off in a flurry.