UKArchive ID: 30845Don't Stop Thinking About Paris by ChairmanWow
Originally published on July 15, 2013 in Poetry

Optimism and Excellence have their place...

The blackjack dealer frowns;
casino goons
bum-rush you out the door
'cause you beat the house,
don't' stop thinking about Paris.

All the photos on Facebook
de-friend you,
your account is purged,
keep the City of Light
deep in your heart.

The flan there is so light
and delicious,
the perfect desert.
Even when you're choking
on another cheeseburger,
don't stop thinking about Paris.

Sublime light
illuminating the Louvre
to cave paintings vital,
alive as they were thousands
of generations ago. Don't
stop thinking

If you're
disparaged, defrauded, and denuded,

The ghosts
in the cafe
look just like Monet
sitting next to Debussy
across from Valery
glowing like the absinthe
in their glasses.

Even if you never get there
in this life,
don't    stop    thinking     about        Paris.

© ChairmanWow (chairmanwow on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 30845
Archived comments for Don't Stop Thinking About Paris
deadpoet on 18-07-2013
Dont Stop Thinking About Paris
Loved this- quite foreign and even exotic- just like Paris..

Author's Reply:
Thanks for the comment--sometimes exotic is just what you need.

Andrea on 18-07-2013
Dont Stop Thinking About Paris
Loved it, CW - lived in Paris for a few years. Van Gogh, Monet, et al - marvellous!

Author's Reply:
Envious of you Andrea! Thanks for the comment.