dVerse has the prompt 'write about a place'.
An inner courtyard, draped in green;
A cooling, private place.
Beyond, the city is all go,
While trapped in time and space.
The people there seem cheerful:
Some swell with pride to show their cars
While others ensure that they are seen
With gaudy hats and big cigars.
The ghost of Hemmingway
Sits ever at the bar
While a pianist plays requests.
Outside, a band plays in the park.
Music flows from every brick.
Sun sets. The people sit and talk.
There is a wall around the bay
Where lovers take a walk.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013