Alan catches the silvered bus,
near-to-full with more
than a few overweight women.

He finds himself sitting next to
a schoolgirl, her face surprisingly unblackened,
resting one foot on the other.

She is reading.  He looks over unabashedly,
to his surprise finds neat verse.
She stirs, reaches for her schoolbag

he makes to stand up, she seats him
with a smile.
“Next stop,” she says, putting her book

away and as she calls out her
thanks to the driver, shakes hair away from her face.
The door hisses behind her.

He watches her go, thinking on
his age, and how good it is to find
that there are still

pretty girls, who read poetry.

November ’05


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