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Why I Hate Travelling in London

1

I think Iíve read too many crime novels
about people being shoved down escalators
and in front of trains

plus being clumsy and not having much
coordination means that I picture
myself crumpled at the bottom of
those escalators

or knocked down like the little girl
I saw almost delivered back to God
when a boy rushing to make his train
barrelled into her

thankfully Iím sturdier
than most little girls

2

tube trains are the worst

unsure on my feet
and crammed in like itís 1923
and weíre playing sardines
in a closet in a Manor House
Iím always afraid
that the harsh momentum
will make me fall
into a young woman
and sheíll accuse me of being a fiend

and Iíll blush and swear Iím gay
and all aboard will say

Ďpull the other one, slow hands,
thatís what all the sex pests sayí
The_Silly_Sibyl
Written by The_Silly_Sibyl (Essex Boy)
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