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I Know

I Know
Megan Depper

“You missed the train, ma’am”
I know. I saw it leave.
I walk to a bench in the shadows.
“The next train is in an hour, ma’am.”
I know. I checked the board.
I sit and watch as people walk.

I ignore the old chewing gum.
And stains from memories I’ll
Never get to see.
The bench tells me it’s been
Missing the train for centuries.
I know.

I sit and write as the watch
Hands move. The bench is cold
But so are my hands, my feet,
My bitter thoughts. I’m not angry
At the bench- but I kick around
In a moment of irritation.

“The next train is in an hour, miss.”
I know.

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