~ Holborn ~

And there you stand on the platform
Gaze in the distance early morn
I've seen you off and on
But only traveller anon

In the tube I see you again
Walk up, “Hello” I say
“We get on the same station and - ”
Recognition lights up your face

We banter in the crowd and heat
Squeeze into the carriage
Separate in the human press
You look over and I smile back

When you get off you smile
I mouth ‘see you later’
Nice to make connection
Amid the crowd of a million

When you stepped off the train
Did you step in my life or out
Is it a comma, a period
Question or exclamation mark


Inspired by a brief encounter on London, England train and underground