#poem #poetry #amwriting girl on a train

girl on a train

how curious we should meet again
   this girl who rode the morning train
and read out loud her horoscope
   hers and that of her bloke
but now she is alone and reads -
   - a paper-back fulfills her need -
   where once she looked to her future
   now light romance seems to suit her
of more surprise to me at least
   her make up appears increased
and this morning she parted to the left
   but now she parts to the centre
   in three short lines of weaving weft
thank small mercy for her silent splendour

The Blue Book