Train Rides

by Shawnong

Man has his head buried in the papers

Reading the news of some distant affair

Ignorant to the uncomfortable woman on his right

Girl with her headphones plugged in

Deaf to an elderly’s “Excuse me”

Man in suit, snoring

Tired from making a living

Forgot to live a life

Kid with Retina display smartphone

Oh the beauty of trees passing by!

Lady with make-up, very pretty

Forgot a layer of smile

Birds with wings flying high

Looking for a spot to land

There’s one here

I’m leaving

This is not where I want to stand