But - I Had Two Refills




Picking up her tips and her dirty dishes

She raises her eyes to watch mine watching

A small smile at my candid moment observation

And she is back at work

She has age - but still beauty

And her tips reflect her choice

Of low cut blouse and high cut skirt

She bends forward while serving - men and women

The cafe is in The Village

And she's been at it long enough to know

A little show is more than worth her while


Recognizing her manipulative ways

I still leave a two-dollar tip

For a dollar cup of coffee