Literate in a Leather Jacket

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Day in the life.

Submitted: May 07, 2012

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The bus ride home is filled with epiphanies
and doomsday prophecies long since passed plastered on billboards.
The middle aged Dominican woman sits shyly beside me,
hoping to lose the stares fixated on her hair-bun.
I haven't heard her let a word loose,
but the look on her face right now clues me in on the chance that maybe
she doesn't talk at all,
but merely whimpers in a foreign accent.
Thank the sky and all her holy stars for escaped asylum patients.
Without them, who would open the doors to let us in on the action that is the hellish commute to
work/
home/
or just a travelling bed for the lost and the never found.
Blissfully, I pack a cigarette.
Anxiously, I rest my bag on my shoulder.
Dumbfounded, I laugh that I manage to catch the one bus with open windows in January.


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