Waiting for the night bus in a queue of one,
Alone after work and play is done.
Late night taxis pass like sharks
Preying on drunks swimming in the dark.
A homeless bundle sleeps on a bench,
His faithful dog tied to the fence.
A stray fox rummages in a rubbish bin,
Its coat is rusty and its body thin.
Around the corner, a halo of light
Emerges from darkness and fractures the night;
Elephant bus rumbles up and halts at the stop,
I climb aboard, up the stairs and sit on top
With all the other urban ghouls
Who haunt the city, searching for their souls.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016
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