things i almost miss in a rush:

by mandaceehb

  • The possibility of danger that I might trip down the escalator
  • Swollen toe of a wheelchair-bound man selling tissue paper that I almost step on
  • Avoiding the man insistently promoting pizza coupons
  • Flash of a familiar face before realising it was only the same distinct features

I run into the train and find my own empty space, trying to appear like I hadn’t been in a rush. The old man next to me peeps into my gaping shopping bag and I instinctively try to shut it. But then I realise not everyone is blessed with Christmas presents.