Crosstown Bus


Originally posted on December 4th, 2012 under the title “He would write poetry”. 

18 thoughts on “Crosstown Bus

    • Thanks Janet! One of the things I enjoy when writing is how a slight twist or different light can alter meaning… entirely. I tell my story, ever so slightly twist and it becomes something quite different. There was that night almost falling to sleep… and suddenly remembering being quite young, riding the bus alone, across town, maybe to a Saturday matinee. I thought a lot about that. Considered the freedom we had at the time. Even my cool pocket knife. I think it had a Mountie on a horse. 🙂

  1. it’s probably a sign of the times that in my first few readings i saw the boy as a threat, even though i know that one can’t do too much harm with such a short blade. as usual, i admire the spare lines and how much they suggest.

    • I’m not sure if it was a sign of the times or not. For me the fun part of the poem was creating the illusion of threat with images that originated in something else. Rolling the images over in my mind the dark impression emerged, I think I grabbed and ran with it.

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