Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a downtown moment

the bustle of downtown
belies, or perhaps reflects
apparent desperation

workers in the deli move fast
for the fast-moving
wing-tips and ties

what are they rushing to
... or from?

who just sat down
between calls,
are proud of their kids

and a lawyer who
just walked in,
later today has to manage
her own divorce

on a break from directing traffic,
his fluorescent vest slows us down
even in here, even without his
ubiquitous sign

i'm interloping here.
my agenda today: empty

though i have little in common
with the guy begging my change,
at least neither of us is in a hurry.

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