独角兽咖啡馆

.Poet.

five poets do poetry at the Unicorn Cafe in Evanston

one recites driving along Massachusetts’ river hunting for sunflowers
one composes a love poem for a batch of freshly baked croissants
one reads from her little daughter’s spelling words
one connects the dots among Shakespeare, Monet, and Polio

an interesting one longs for a pickup truck
but drives a 16-year-old beat-up Camry currently

the most poetic is Claudia
she is not one of them

she wears an indigo T-shirt tucked into a pair of blue jeans

she just turns 18
she will start as a freshman in the fall

she works long hours
and she is beautiful
she is sweet
(embarrassed when strangers sing Happy Birthday in unison)

all indicators say she is from
a quiet mountain village

Claudia
                                             first and foremost
                                                                        is a poet

being a waitress
                           is only
                                                      secondary

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五位诗人在埃文斯顿镇的独角兽咖啡馆作诗

一位: 吟诵沿马萨诸塞州的河流驾车寻觅向日葵
一位: 为新鲜出炉的羊角面包谱写爱情诗
一位:摘读女儿的拼写单词本
一位:将莎士比亚,莫奈,跟脊髓灰质炎串联

挺有趣味的一位:
开着16年旧的凯美瑞
渴望拥有一辆皮卡车

最有诗意的是克劳迪娅
她不是五位诗人之一

她穿著靛蓝色的T恤衫扎进浅蓝色的牛仔裤

她刚满18岁
她是秋季入学的大学生

她每天工作很长时间
她很甜蜜
她很美丽
陌生人齐声献唱生日快乐歌
让她紧觉不好意思

所有的迹象表明
她来自偏静的山村

克劳迪娅
         首先
                  是诗人

作服务生
         只是
                  次要的