Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

At the Bus Stop

Saturday, minutes before 10am
on my way back from moving
laundry to the dryer
marijuana awakens me

to my surroundings
before I turn the corner
where an older gentleman

wearing tinted sunglasses
even though it’s overcast

is fast finishing the remains
of a joint while numerous
passengers exit the 65 bus

and I double-take
wondering what kind of kid
he used to be
& what kind still dwells within

Mark Danowsky bio (2)Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area, but currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. You can connect with him on Twitter: @MarkDanowsky

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