7 train, Thursday
The subway is an elevator
That moves sideways
Gets stuck a lot
And doesn’t play music.
7 train, Monday
I’m looking around the train for something to write about
But everyone’s looking at me for looking at them
I alternate looking at my phone and my feet
Just like everyone else.
N train, Sunday
The next train after the N
Is another N
10 minutes away
Instead of an R
Hop on or off?
There’s a head in front of the map.
Why is that map hung at head level?
Getting off, taking an cab.
7 train, Wednesday
I wonder if the train knows it’s going to snow
Are trains like stop lights, always running
Regardless of whether or not there are passengers?
I like that unlike planes and cars and bicycles, trains are indifferent to snow and indifferent to passengers.
F train, Friday
I don’t have headphones today.
You know when you see someone running,
And they don’t have headphones on,
And they look like they just like running a little too much?
I look like I like commuting a little too much.