31 December 2008


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