Just watching

Young lad with the black hat
another using an iPhone app,
old
lady reading ‘Womans Own’
an out of date copy if my eyes
don’t deceive me,
Indian girl sleeping and the door
keeps on opening
but we’re at ”Bank’ station
so it’s a usual occurrence.
Jumping the gap the man in the black hat
rushes on to whatever he thinks might be going on
I too go on
a few more stations
to
Stratford
the epic apocolympic
seems a long time ago
and sometimes a long way
to go too.
Her in the Burberry stares at me
I think my flies are undone
but
she’s looking right past me
and has already cast me aside.
The end is trending on Twitter
a hashtag for an old lag
like me.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.