on the L – the only train

on the L – the only train
whose passengers have a
figure lit above their foreheads
counting down the number
of stops before they
disembark – i take my chances
standing in front of a young
lady, hedging my bets that
she will not change her
mind this morning. thank
goodness for this new
installation – the L
train: executing MTA’s
experiments, transporting
perfectly poised guinea pigs



  1. Glenn Buttkus

    A breezy ride; thanks for sharing. You have a number commuter poems, and for those of us that do not have a subway system out here on the west coast, it is fun to travel with you poetically,
    as the MTA is /transporting/perfectly poised guina pigs/–nice wordsmithing.

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