Everyone is a "Helen" to him,
No matter how long the acquaintance
Or gender.
Lounging like a diva in a plastic chair
In front of the cafe,
Engaging passerby in conversation,
He is Queen of the sidewalk.
No one can resist his enthusiasm.

He covers his pain with laughter.
Caffeine is a "lovely" drug.

Rae Douglass
Frankie’s Coffee Station