All Aboard

People.

Loud
Intense
Caucasian
Brown
Black
Translucent
Transparent
Talkative
Introverted
Outspoken
Annoying
Soothing
Down and out
Wealthy
Special needs
Need to be alone
Need to be looked at
Carrying too much
Living out of luggage
Never settled
Home for good
Happy
Content
Miserable
Stuck
Bloated
Pumped, veins bulging
Windblown
Sleeping on a stone bench at Civic Center station
Flipping through want ads
Flipping through pages of Gibran
Hidden behind glasses
Orthopedic shoes
Sweat pants
Tie and jacket
A real asshole
Someone you seemingly can’t live without
Someone you trust
Someone who always lies
(And believes it)
Vile
Lovely old ladies,
Swinging a cane
Bright orange jacket
A muted scowl
Eyes dousing the floor
Somewhere to be
Content to be here instead
No direction
Everything mapped out
A plan for this
A decision for that
Betrayed
Unbreakable loyalty
Passed out
Against a filmy window.

And I’m only to
Montgomery station
With one more stop to go
Until I step out into the city proper.

Of all the things
San Francisco is,
It surely is not
Bereft
Of a colorful crowd.

Benjamin Green © 2012

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