31 December 2008

Reflecting.

For 17minutes on
the 17:20
I studied your
reflection
as you studied your
free paper.
You made no move
to hide the illicit call
to your lover
overheard
/
surreptitiously by
the whole carriage.
When your gf called,
we heard the lies as
they tumbled, then stalled.
Your reflected
doppelganger
was fleshier 
/
than you.

1 comment:

semaphore said...

An inspired character sketch, quite possibly the best poem on this page so far. The denouement with the doppelganger is excellent.