Thursday, June 04, 2009

the inertia

for Nicole Beaudoin

he watches carefully
as the breath of the subway
plays with her hair

forward flow at the stops
and back at the go
like an indecisive wind

light and small and purple
there's a greek goddess on the boston T
and he catches her eye, finally

the look that triggers his imagination
to wonder what greek goddesses
do after dinner parties...

3 comments:

Jenni B. said...

Love it! "Breath of the subway" <3

Gerry Boyd said...

Nice. I like the metaphor of indecision formed from from the T traffic. And the ending being unresolved. A perfect capture of a moment, simply crisply written. Bravo!

Nicole said...

how did i miss these beautiful words! thank you katy <3