Calver Straβe #44

Calver Straβe  #44

Crowds gathered noisily during summer,
four stories below our apartment,
to sit at the small tables in front of sidewalk
cafés that lined the street. They packed-in,
side by side with empty glasses ready for
summer wine.

We’d watch from our kitchen window
and smoke cigarettes. We drank beer
until the ashtray was full
and the coolness of the night
pulled us outside to walk down
Kronprinzstraβe to the Art Museum
where there were bars that opened
late and stayed open later. That way,
if we wanted to breakup, we wouldn’t
have far to go to find someone else
to go home with. But, most times,
we sat outside to watch the window
lights in the hills around Stuttgart
from the steps by the Art Museum.

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