Not the friendliest people

They give him vacant looks,
he thinks they’re not hooked
up to the mains,
no power supply and he
wonders why.

You cannot rely on strangers
to give you the time of day
so he hides his face behind a mask
and goes off on his way.

Today there was a flicker
probably a power surge somewhere,
he looked at all the vacant looks
and still saw nothing there.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.