Old men type texts on their smart phones
with one finger and no emojis.
A middle aged woman slices her eggs
with knife and fork.
All but one of the laptops are Macs.
Most of the coffee is diluted with cream and sugar.
From the Quick Fix station
Dean gets a scoop of ice cream in a coffee cup.
Twelve indoor tables are empty—three full.
Twelve outdoor tables are full—three empty.
For the fifth time in ten minutes a person
pushes on a glass door that does not open.
Two young women use the cafe as their office—
write code on screens that look similar to 1980s DOS.
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