Thursday, November 05, 2009

nordic trapper

trapped in an Icelandic cafe

with nothing but vanilla beans
and shapely women in grey dresses
and hard-toed suede boots

drawing on the scents of ritual

and Nordic explorers
who left their genetic mark
visible by the blond barista

behind the chest-high counter

where you ordered your fifth petite four
and another round of lattes
for the Austrian students

who missed their connection to Vancouver