Observations On A Train Platform

A singular pursuit

He kicks glass off the platform

Soft volleys offer small protection

Eagle-eyes search for all the specks

Joined in obsessive practice

His long time friend, half-hearted

They speak

of bogans*,

bare-feet,

civic duty

Cut short by the ever-searching quest

A practice of responsibility

A foible and a folly; quixotic

He shrugs off his ill-fitting jacket

Reveals a nonchalant dress

Thumbing it to the corporate world

Kick, kick, kick.

*Australian vernacular used by the educated elite to describe people of lower socio-economic status and lower educational achievement.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s