reaching out


i wasn’t enjoying

the tram ride


an odd smell

coming from the vicinity

of a boy/girl couple

the girl just staring

around moodily

while the boy

sat behind and snarled

“i’m gonna beat that cunt up

in a second”

so it was a relief

to be rung up

and asked to return

to let a keyless co-worker

into the office



I lazily took a taxi

the driver watched the trams

pass us in the traffic

and said “it’d be faster

and cheaper to take a tram”

“mm” i replied

because I was

already thinking


how on a warm afternoon

it was infinitely more


to rest my arm on the window

and watch the world pass me by

from the passenger seat

on the way home

where I had nothing

in particular to do

this friday evening.