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Here's a lively coffee shop.
I'm at Stab Witches Coffee located on Brookhurst BLVD
and Westminster Drive in Orange County.
aside from the regular caffeine addicts, we also have
here a fine assortment of meth heads. there's one on
the line in front of me now. he’s fidgeting about
unfolding newspapers and packing unpacking then
packing his pack again.
there is a meth head couple in front of the store that
look down right dangerous. the guy is six feet five and
he’s pacing back and forth, speaking into a cell phone
and carrying a wrapped package that may or may not
contain a gun.
his girlfriend is a dirty blonde dressed in shorts and a hoodie.
she keeps popping in and out of the bathroom.
the place is filled with nervous energy while the speakers
play California Dreamin’ by The Mommas & The Papas.
the quintessential California theme song.
I’ve been for a walk
On a winter’s day
I’d be safe and warm
If I were in L.A.
On such a winter's day . . .
California, where did you go?