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The Hearsay Cafe   poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), mikka (Inspiration)
The Empire thrives on gossip as much as official news.
Posted: 04/07/12      [No comments yet] ~ 134 words.
 

If you're seeking gossip
When plain news won't do,
Wander down the sidewalk
And you'll find your due.

Check the cafe artwork
As you look them up --
There upon the signboard,
Creeping buttercup.

Find yourself a table,
Make some nice new friends;
Listen to the chatter,
Learn about the trends.

This is where the action
Happens on the sly;
This is where the rumors
First begin to fly --

Gray rags on the pinboards,
Writing on the wall,
Whispered conversations
Gladly telling all.

Next year's fashion color,
Brand new brands of beer,
Courtships bound for marriage --
Yesterday's news here.

Underground poetics,
Music on the street --
In a prattle parlor,
Folks know where they meet.

Come to spend a morning,
Pass the day away;
There's no better pastime
Than some good hearsay!

Author's Notes

This poem came out of the April 16, 2011 Muse Fusion. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Kelkyag.

Unlocked to the public in the April 2014 Muse Fusion Bingo!

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