Snakelike and silent
wary of unbidden recognition,
anonymous segments of a long tail
half protected by a flimsy canopy
of a plastic sky.
Eyelids hooded against the winter
Furtive mourners sidle past
fat centipedes cross streets
obedient to flashing signals.
DON'T TALK OR SMILE
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
Cars spit at each other-
a potpourri of poison.
Garish neon lights
wink like vulgar call girls
promising the unaffordable,
unnecessary.
At affordable prices
handbags clutched more willingly
than children
The bus hisses to a stop
and swallows them whole.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s