Poems about Peekskill: The Bean Runner Cafe

Poems about Peekskill

As the Peekskill Patch Poet (and blogger),  I thought I would stroll around town and find inspiration in our unique sites and locations.  From time to time, I will be posting Peekskill site-specific poems. I hope you enjoy them. Here are two about The Bean Runner Cafe.


Ode to the Bean Runner


Is it like a rum runner? one poet asks

as he enters at this  space,

(leave it to a writer to search

for odd connections).


The windows connect like rows

of sails about to turn,

tile and wood and colors of the earth run

a river around corners, bright

and bold, a new beginning every day.


Remnants of hairnets and roots whisper on

the patio.  Beans brew to the sound of the grind

and the brick walls shimmer with the art

of a mother and child who live above it all.  


Two Ladies at the Bean Runner


The ladies at the center table have disappeared.

They left two Pepsi’s, one with lemon, the other plain.

The memory of their bright-colored clothing leaves a trail of light. 

Their coats remain.  They were last seen heading upstairs

to explore the artist’s loft.  Maybe they've disappeared into a painting?


Mary Crescenzo

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Katie Schmidt Feder June 12, 2012 at 02:29 PM
and hope it is okay - I shared the link on the EMBARK facebook page. :)
Luci Vale June 13, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Mary, you never cease to amaze me.
Mary Crescenzo June 13, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Thanks so much!
Mary Crescenzo June 13, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Thanks for sharing it! I so appreciate it...
Mary Crescenzo June 13, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you enjoyed these poems.


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