These poems, as I see them, reflect conditions that prevail at the Diesel Cafe.
The “Beautiful Sandwich” is a delight that calls forth how well Diesel patrons are treated day-by-day.
Even the most ordinary order gets royal treatment.
“When Grace at the Bliss Cafe Calls” is much more serious and describes a grief that won’t yield. But, the atmosphere of care and concern, personified by Grace’ phone call gives the reader hope that life can be better.
Instead of Bliss Cafe, Grace could be working at the Diesel Cafe.
EDITORS NOTE: John is a local that found Diesel on our opening day. He has rarely missed a day since. He loves his soup and talking baseball (and conspiracy theories;) John is a friend to all. He writes staff cards on their birthdays, drops off chocolates on random holidays and always greets with a smile. We are the ones getting the Royal Treatment! Thank you John!