CELEBRATING A TAPESTRY OF LIFE

Juanita Book

By Juanita Torrence-Thompson

ęCopyright by Juanita Torrence-Thompson


JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON is a poet/writer/speaker whose award-winning work appears in U.S. and Canadian journals and online. See her poetry and book information at: Poetry Town. See Barbara Hantman's review of Torrence-Thompson's CELEBRATING A TAPESTRY OF LIFE (Torderwarz Publishing Company)at: The Pedestal Magazine

THE PASSENGER

Scrunched up ruddy-faced
Old man
Thinning grey hair
Brown, nylon bomber jacket
Grey wool scarf
Grey polyester pants
White paper bag -- f-l-o-a-t-i-n-g
Croissant
Coffee

Opens bag gingerly
Sets coffee down
On blue bus seat
Removes lid
Reaches into bag
Sets sugar and
Stirrer down
Carefully empties two sugars
Into coffee
Stirs
Puts wrappers
And stirrers into bag

Blows coffee
Slowly sips
Sets coffee down
Eats croissant

Throws head back
Continues sipping coffee
Crosses legs
Catches my eye and winks