The Absinthe Drinker

The Absinthe Drinker
Victor Oliva, "The Absinthe Drinker"


Fellow my age looks depressed. Head bowed over his coffee, intent with his thoughts, as though weighing life decisions.

Carmencita, barista, hair in tight bun with clips. Sways to the music, behind the counter.

Beautiful girl, waves and henna in tight new jeans. Captures my complete attention.

Van Gogh, "Cafe Terrace at Night" (1888)
Van Gogh, Café Terrace at Night (1888)