“Don’t run”
“no smoking under covered areas”
“this area is under video surveillance”
“do not leave bags unattended”
and a yellow strip
to stand behind
at the platform’s edge.

Announcements saying
“make sure you validate your ticket”
“touch on and touch off”
“the service is late,
we apologise for any inconvenience”
“move up the train so
other passengers can get on”.

Carriages moving
though the city
behind the facades
backstage, past backyards;
the route is mapped,
an elegant representation
on the walls beside the doors
amongst other signs
carrying injunctions
in bold; occasional poems,
and pictures sit alongside.


6 thoughts on “Commute

  1. Greetings! How are you?

    I am Blaga, Community Consultant Assistant from Jingle Poetry :

    You are welcome to join us this Sunday for our Monday Poetry Potluck Week 21, we are open 8pm, American Central, will remain open for 72 hours,

    First time participant is encouraged to share 1 to 3 random poems or poems unrelated to our theme.

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    Week 21 Theme: Aims, Goals, and Ambitions


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