From Catch Up With Summer, published summer 2015.
I see the commuters gathered at the train station
strung along the platform
like beads on a necklace hoping for the knots between them
to make enough distance
because it’s hot and humid this morning
and no one wants to think of being in a crowd
where people are red-faced and sweating
and yet they are
here on the platform
like beads on a necklace.