Vacancy

Tired looking man on the bus

with an overdue suit and worn out shirt

and a look on his face that could kill

his boss if he told him one more time

that there are deadlines to be met

and to swallow his pride.

Two girls, mother and daughter I’d say

laughing and smiling at two little ones

sisters maybe

sharing a scooter and the fear of falling

in love with the idea that

they can go faster than the bus

the packed, hot, sweaty, steamy bus

full of people like their parents

tired.

Daily Word Prompt – Swallow

Ash Cheyne © 2018

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