One grand boulevard with trees
with one grand café in sun
with strong black coffee in very small cups
One not necessarily very beautiful
man or woman who loves you
One fine day
"Recipe for Happiness in Khabarovsk or Anyplace" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from Endless Life: The Selected Poems. © New Directions, 1981.
Thanks to Mark Palinski for suggesting this poem for our collection.
Art credit: "Joe the Art of Coffee—Two Macchiatos," photograph by Adam Goldberg.