I choose a table in the middle To feel like I'm part of the rush. Regulars are identified by their silence Receiving their drinks without need for a word. I stumble over my order... One small? tall? short? Fat ameri-frappe please hold the dairy... I'm certain I did it wrong Every hole in the wall has its own lingo To distinguish those in the know From those who wandered in
I'm a wanderer, without a doubt The man behind me is impatient He's one of the silent ones Unsmiling in his dress shirt I wish I were a real person like him Who knew to say short instead of small And didn't sit alone at tables Writing phrases no one cares to read.