Giant Elbow Thug


commuter reflection

photo by Bonnie Natko

Giant elbow nudges me
I inch closer to the window
to avoid its harass
Elbows need no words
They let you know with a poke
you are not welcome here

I was not in the mood
for elbows this morning
I prayed they would leave
and take their human with them
Sometimes you get what you ask for

They got up and moved to
another seat
Perhaps in search of another body’s
space to invade or
in search of a wider stance
Either way
I am happy