On Morton Street between Eager and Chase
Baby’s On Fire
cafe devoted to caffeine and vinyl.
Inside by the window
edgy guy tapping his laptop
turquoise hair, black shorts, black tee
to vape on the sidewalk.
At the next table
retro, working her laptop
hair tight in a bun
heavy rimmed glasses
sipping a latte
I order ice coffee and take a seat by the side wall
next to the neat bins of yesterdays vinyl
obscure labels, bands, and cult rockers
Late summer sun
best Coffee Mount Vernon.