Tuesday, March 23, 2010

too late

Satisfied hunger
Empty promise of the sign
Likely just as well

About this piece: Looking at the photo I was struck by the "not" implied by the darkened "Open" sign. The lights inside (which accurately suggest that the place is, in fact, open) tell a whole story themselves, just not this one. But I didn't really need that double latte at this hour anyway now did I?

About the photo: Taken outside Coffeeology on Tate Street in Greensboro, NC. Ironically, I took several shots trying to catch the flashing "Open" sign while it was lit. Eventually I did, then decided I liked it better this way.

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Daryl said...

Wonderful evocative photo but me personally I would have eased that shadow a bit on the left so the open was a bit easier to read ..

Nessa said...

a dark open sign is sort of passive aggressive.

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Aayushi Mehta said...

Hahah, clever poem to go with the photo!

Anonymous said...

An open sign, shadowed; a coffee shop vibrantly alive... sometimes if we look past the broken signs, the genius loci is alive and well.

Beautifully paired photo and haiku! You knew I would have to play devil's advocate- it's just what I do. :)

magiceye said...

lovely! the haze behind the sign also tells a story

the haiku is telling

lisaschaos said...

So it was flashing to let you know to come on in and get that coffee anyway. I do like it off, in the shadows like this!