Bus Stop

Cross eyed girl on the corner waiting for the bus
Watching me or looking at her schedule
Wearing sunglasses would be better for everyone
The bus arrives and she leaves

Pete the pimp drives up checking his corner out
Yelling at his girls, eyeballing me
Wearing sunglasses would be better for everyone
Pete looks at his watch says goodbye and leaves

Dean the dealer walks up to the bus stop bench
Tempting my old habits with saucer plated eyes
Wearing sunglasses would be better for everyone
Finally getting up and walking towards the girls

Street preacher spreading the good news
Catches up to my ears and conscience
Wearing sunglasses would be better for everyone
Taking my tracts my bus rolls up

© 2012 Michael Yost 2/9

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10 responses to “Bus Stop

  1. Great stuff. An intriguing tableau.

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  2. I’m there with him.

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  3. I LOVE THIS! I have known this, I have lived this. And I have purposely put on sunglasses, even at night, in attempts to distance my self from scenes like this.

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  4. sort of asking to hide, unwilling to see…food for thought here 🙂

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  5. Nice “slice of life” write, M. Good, solid descriptions. It made me think about how sunglasses really DO put up a sort of “wall”, don’t they?

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