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keep your mask on motherfucker

long boned hand gently cradling his coffee cup    
clean fingernails  
a comedown walk  
among the pigeons fucking and the fucking homeless †
languid † †  
unbitten by the cold morning † †  
that scraped the skin on me raw † †
unhurried † †  
while we all had somewhere to be † †
or risk the shame of breaking the lockdown code † †
† †  
for all the world a flaneur † †  
mistaking each other for a daydream fool † †
he took the time to slow
to a rubberneck crawl and shift
his sneakeríd feet to face me on † †
intently behind journalist glasses † †
waiting † †  
for me to recognise him as an equal † †
† †  
it took a moment for my mind to register † †  
the idle threat of it † †
i could have caused a problem i guess † †
† †  
but i had a bus to catch † †
and just try me, bitch † †  
† †  
get your unessential bony butt back home † †
like me † †
thatís what iím doing †
anna_grin
Written by anna_grin (ilchruthach)
Published | Edited 10th Feb 2021
Author's Note
this might be more like the ten seconds missy were after
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