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Carrie at Cafe du Monde

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Carrie at Cafe du Monde

Her voice was soft on the telephone
She had gentility, like the part of the city she once lived

We talked of tragedy and chicory coffee
My friends had told me the situation was still grim

I asked her of Galatoire's and Brennan's
Of the Ninth Ward, and of her home

While I, pining and homesick, sipped coffee the color
Of the mulatto Mississippi River. . .

So polite and patient she was
For one who had lost everything

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:44:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 4:56:00 AM
    Hi Alvin, this reminds me of the victims of the Queensland floods here. Very sensitively written. Congrats on the feature. N :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 8:53:00 PM
    What a great, uplifting premise within this hardship and tragedy. Enjoyed the details. What an awesome poem!~Chris

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 10:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured on PoetrySoup this week Alvin. Love, Carol