sitting beside her mother a girl on the Mexico City metro_-_

Facebook, January 30th, 2017
We are strangers, but somehow friends on Facebook. Stan has a gorgeous book of photographs of scenes on subways around the world. Each photo has a poem in it. They don’t show the subway freak show. Instead the photos show a dance of glances and the strange relatedness of all humans. I asked him to write a poem. He is a kindred subway worker. You can check out his book Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage here

Sitting beside her mother
A girl on the Mexico City metro
Stares across the expanse of time


An ocean away
A man on the Delhi metro
Returns her gaze

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