Step into history,
Ceiling fans buzz above a marble countertop, aged, worn, chipped.
Chrome plates bang, crash, ring,
brass ice cream dishes rang and clanged.
Long stainless-steel spoons sing,
crash against metal and glass,
ding, ding, ding.
Coming from church-like old wooden pews,
the laughter of families, children, lovers, friends.
Swiveling like a Merry-Go-Round
on cast iron stool chairs excite children as they play.
Different homemade flavored ice creams,
blanketed with syrup, nuts, sprinkles,
sweet homemade whipped cream,
topped with a cherry
Time was frozen here.