The Café


To the Latin Quarter

To the café

By the store

Where you bought

That green dress

Where we locked

Our bikes

To the street lamp

And raced the rain

To salvation

Where the table

Was ours

In our universe

Away from it all

With everything nestled in

Where it belonged

John Drudge is from Caledon, Ontario, Canada. He is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. John is the author of one book of poetry (published in 2019), and has appeared in the Arlington Literary Journal, The Rye Whiskey Review, Poetica Review,  Literary Yard, Drinkers Only, The Alien Buddah Press, Montreal Writes, Mad Swirl, Avocet, and Harbinger Asylum.  John is a Pushcart Prize nominee and his Book “March” is available in Independent Book Stores across Canada and on