« Do you speak English ?
I asked the waiter. He said,
Je peux dire exactement cinq choses:
hello, goodbye, please, thank you, et I love you.
She saw me laugh, wondered what was so amusing.
She checked her phone again.
I snapped another street scene,
wandered back to her, sat,
took another sip of my café blanc.
I’m bored, she grumbled.
The train won’t be here for another hour.
I cooed, Honey, we’re in Paris, at a café,
having coffee – life’s pretty good. »