All Good Things Come to an End / Yorks Bakery Café

To kick off our theme we have the perfect duo of inventive poems by Montie Hanna.

by Montie Hanna



In the beginning we were firing on all cylinders
Not head over heels
But we fitted like a hand in a glove
Two peas in a pod.
Everyone said we were made for each other
And it’s true; we could talk until the cows came home.

But now there’s a fly in the ointment.

It’s not that we got off on the wrong foot,
And we never fought like cats and dogs.
Our love fell through the cracks more than it
Went down like a lead balloon.

It wasn’t the be-all and end-all, but communication
Was an uphill battle.
It was like trying to get blood from a stone when I asked
“Penny for your thoughts.”
He was always like a fish out of water
When the cat got his tongue,
And I trod on eggshells to avoid rocking the boat
Or barking up the wrong tree.

We were both to blame, I suppose.
It takes two to tango.

When all is said and done, honesty is the best policy
So I suggested we lay all our cards on the table
And play the hand we were dealt.
After all, what’s to lose when there’s no smoke without fire?

Without making a mountain out of a molehill we tried
To wipe the slate clean;
Acknowledge this was a case of the blind leading the blind.
No putting it on the back burner this time,
We should get it out in the open and stop
Papering over the cracks.

You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole
And we both knew it.

So like a deer caught in the headlights we now wait
For the dust to settle.
There’s no point crying over spilt milk and just because
We missed the boat we don’t need to burn our bridges.

Turning over a new leaf is never going to be easy,
But if it’s true that Rome wasn’t built in a day
Then good things come to those who wait and
It’s not clutching at straws to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

And of course,

There’s plenty more fish in the sea.




(The following has been constructed using real reviews on Tripadvisor.)


A lovely little café just off St Philip’s Square
Coffee average but hot breakfasts gorgeous.
Staff are friendly.

They sell a range of tasty food:
A tempting array of home-made
Spicy soup served with hunks of bread (optional)
To have in or take away
Plus robust Italian coffee . . . just the way I like it.
And other paraphernalia to go with it.

It has become popular of late,
Sometimes quite busy.
Can be distracting if you’re working though.
Thankfully there’s ample seating behind the counter.


A lovely little café just off St Philip’s Square
Coffee average but thankfully staff are hot and gorgeous.

A tempting array of hunks behind the counter:
They sell a range of spicy home-made paraphernalia
To have in or take away.

Soup and bread to go with it (optional).

It has become popular of late
Sometimes quite busy,
Plus the robust Italian with ample seating is tasty.
Friendly, distracting…
Working just the way I like it.


Montie Hanna  

Montie has a protean approach to writing and enjoys experimenting with words, whatever the result. She particularly likes the challenge of poetry but is never totally sure in which form the ideas will come.