Why I Hate Travelling in London


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


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
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