Saw the nicest ass today.. #badpun #lawnornament
Wait until it starts to rain,
falling in thick cold sheets on the hood of your jacket.
Run for the train, slip through the doors
as they close. Catch your breath, watch droplets collect and
slide down the window pane. Don’t put on your headphones,
but listen. Listen to the voices, carefully, hear each
individual word, the way they roll off tongues from between
neatly ordered teeth. Avoid the people with umbrellas, peek
into shop fronts as you duck under awnings. Let the
warmth from the ovens envelope you and smile widely.
Study the selection, ask mindful questions about the flavours,
and stutter something about being overwhelmed with choices.
Finally, pick one. Two if you’re especially conflicted. Your grin
will broaden. Don’t forget about the coffee, but forgo sugar.
Take a seat by the window, where your hot breath will
steam up the glass, obscuring the passing cars.
Bite into it, it should be soft,
the sweetness will wash over you instantly.
(You will remember the last time you smiled this hard.)