Unsure about this one.

The Sweet Spot

I never bring a notebook

to a coffee shop.

I can't write in the minor

din and muted bustle

of the average café.


But my friend J-----

will bus to the 1369

and sit and write

furiously, without

compromise or qualm,


and my friend E-----

will visit the South Holland

Starbucks, and craft

serene villanelles

amid baristas and WiFi-ers.


I need the wee hours,

a foredawn cup of coffee

at the laptop,

a thirty-minute head-clear

where all the words


in my teeming noggin

are let out to play

on the virtual page,

and later get showered,

shaved, dressed in Sunday best.


I'm not sure this is relevant,

but today I went for a walk

with my friend Ms. H-----

in 48-degree temperatures

down the Minuteman Bike Path


lined with trees whose leaves

have not yet delivered

on the customary colour-blaze,

have not yet broken out

in the wonted riot of colour.


Could I recall these things

just as easily

in the Kickstand

or at Gail Ann's?

Maybe, maybe not.


But here,

this is the sweet spot,

this is where the work gets done.

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-11-01 at 07:58

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I always write just before going to bed. It is when my head fills with nonsense to amuse me. I think I would be too self conscious in a public place to write. But I am glad you have your sweet spot :)

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
It just goes to show how different we all are! Each of us has a favorite place and even a favorite time and environment. I go for the quiet of the early morning, before anyone else is awake and making demands. Outside with the sounds of nature around me, and no humans around. (I live n the tropics, so outside is always good) I like your poem.
And yes, fresh brewed coffee!

I too cannot write in cafes and baristas. Like you I need a quiet place for writing. Early mornings and late nights are my favorite time. The Sweet Spot is special to each poet. Liked the poem.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! I take my trust laptop - To The Vinyl Head Cafe. Sit and type, no one rushing me, Sip out of my teapot, typing a story-verse, not well nown coffy shop, a flowers bloom, aracking artists, of all ages, each has recaninsed value, all artists of equill valouded, deep.


by Thomas DeFreitas