Café Império

café império
The Império,
locals drinking at late night
either beer or wine.

Nice from the outside,
luxury interior
inside the café,

art deco designs,
chairs, tables and a dancehall
made for movie stars,

shiny marble floors,
famous actors grace the walls,
staff in shirts and ties.

Beneath the surface
of café império
something feels worthless.

Far from luxury,
faces of the local poor
pass the entrance door,

watched by dead actors,
old and tragic characters
drink beer to forget.

Late at night I rest
on a stool and drink red wine,
killing pain and time.

– Lennie Bezwik


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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

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