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waiting for the train

i’ve never noticed this before. until now. if i close my eyes and listen through the ringing in my ears, i can hear a distant rumble. i’ve been living in this room for 8 months and it is only now … Continue reading

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cat with a Hitler mustache

Today I saw a black and white cat with what appeared to be a Hitler mustache, crossing the street, walking, trotting away from me. I am trying to decode its meaning. I am leaning towards interpreting it as a favorable omen. I think … Continue reading

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yellow book

the train felt different today. people were kinder and more relaxed and respectful and not spiteful or vindictive or territorial. someone sat next to me and was reading a novel with a yellow cover. or what i imagined to be a … Continue reading

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a bad maneuver

i’ve been feeling terrible about something not that terrible that happened to me the other day. actually, it didn’t happen to me. it happened with me being where it happened. On a train. A crowded train at rush hour. When … Continue reading

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Grenada

I got stuck in Littleton after missing my train to catch my flight in Boston. And since there were no cabs or cab companies within 40 kilometers, my only option was to either pay the $200 fee that American Airlines … Continue reading

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people people person

i had yet another job phone interview today. it’s like a habit i can’t seem to break. i guess word hasn’t gotten around with every employer just how awful an interviewee i can be. i guess maybe that’s one of … Continue reading

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moral dilemma

i ran into this moral dilemma today while waiting for the train. Just as the train was arriving, i noticed a subway fare card falling to the tracks from the handbag of this person while she was removing her cellphone … Continue reading

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an abrupt stop

i notice this particular pattern amongst people who tend to ride on subways. they all seem mildly irritated with me when the train comes to abrupt stops, and I lose my balance, and I topple over, upon them. some of … Continue reading

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The Journal of Falling Ice

as I sat on the train, commuting home from work, through a fake blizzard, i was overcome by motion sickness while reading an article from the peer-reviewed publication, The Journal of Falling Ice. I thought it might help if I … Continue reading

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the explanation

i believe i have entered my third trimester of reading The Brothers Karamazov, reading only a few pages each day on the train to and from work. sometimes the bus. and i’m not at all self conscious about it. not … Continue reading

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The squall has ceased to be the cause of my complaint.

There’s something about the way the city is slanted tonight that throws me askew, even while seated. I first noticed this while riding the train. Every bump and turn, acceleration and deceleration, vibration and stillness… my body just didn’t react … Continue reading

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