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*,


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.

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