cause and effect

a pointless day

emphasized by a


long wait

for a tram

people swarm around me

hopping on the next one

so they can get halfway

up the street

and out of the rain

but i’m waiting

for the preston-bound one

which is nowhere

in sight


once i am on it

we leave the city

a happy fellow

hops on

asking the wesley kids

if they’re inspectors

he babbles on

eventually some other guy

trying to concentrate on

his ticket purchase

tells him to shut the fuck up

he can’t hear himself think

then he sits opposite me

complaining to his wife

about the guy who wouldn’t

shut up