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  • Steve Toth
    AT THE BUS SHELTER Loaded with groceries we sit down in the bus shelter A man with a long beard is sitting with a space between us when a large young man comes
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2013
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      AT THE BUS SHELTER

      Loaded with groceries
      we sit down in the bus shelter
      A man with a long beard
      is sitting with a space between us
      when a large young man
      comes asking if he can sit down
      "Who's stopping you?"
      The other man answers gruffly
      The young man starts
      cussing a blue streak
      & kicks his shoes into the street

      The grey beard slips away
      but we sit quietly
      trying to ignore him
      for a few minutes
      until our bus arrives
      He turns & punches the glass
      over my head
      with the heel of his hand
      "You know you two
      are probably my best friends
      I love you both
      Shut up
      You're a couple of assh*les
      F*ck you
      Now I'm really mad"

      I whisper to Sheila let's go
      let`s go & we do
      to the right down to the corner
      We figure with his shoes off
      in the street he won't
      be following us
      & he doesn't
      for about a minute or so
      Then here he comes again
      cussing a blue streak again

      His pants start slipping down
      but he keeps ranting
      Then his underpants slipping as well
      but he has another pair under those
      With his pants down around his ankles
      we make our move
      I look but don't see him trailing after
      just as the bus pulls up

      The driver says the cops have been called
      & are on their way
      but they don't arrive
      The bus runs in place
      waiting for departure time
      As we drive off
      We see him there on the grass
      lying facedown
      with his arms stretched out
      over his head
      Pants & underpants off to the side
      Dead to the world

      Steve Toth
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