Friday, March 30, 2018

She’s a Lady

Tom Jones,
She’s a Lady.
Not a song I would expect to hear
in a coffee shop
with original artwork on the walls,
“Baby You’re a Rich Man” painted on one of the tables,
college students working on assignments
a community bulletin board,
and multiple piercings and tattoos on customers and staff.
Commercial, this place is not.
And yet,
Tom Jones just sang to me.
And the women at the next table
who is wearing TOMS shoes,
No relation.
Which I suppose means this place
attracts a more upscale crowd than I thought.
Even so,
she has probably never heard of Tom Jones.
And She’s a Lady still doesn’t fit
the laptop crowd and lone artist painting
on this Good Friday afternoon.