Operation 365 Poem: day 37…MTA Play

MTA Play

Stuck in a hole
Excruciatingly hot
No where to turn
Holding everything I’ve got

Sweat dripping down
Like a sauna inside
Steadying balance
Painful train ride

Everyone tired
Everyone mad
Hungover, anxious
Or just plain sad

How could you smile
In this crammed heat
People breathing down your neck
Stepping on your feet

Then things slow down
Nothing but dark
Between two stops
The train decides to park

The moans begin
People try and shift
Lots of audible sighs
Everybody’s miffed

There’s no where to go
As much as everyone tries
You can feel the panic building
The tears in their eyes

No announcements
Nobody knows when it will end
No way to contact anyone
No messages will send

A woman starts screaming
A fight breaks out
As if there was room for that
As if we could move about

Patience growing thin
Want to pull the emergency cord
Suddenly the train starts moving
Thank heavens! Thank The Lord!

I spoke too soon, it stops
Back to the drawing board


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