Amal Al Nuaimi

Edition XXIV

Tired Bodies, Lost Souls - by Amal Al Nuaimi (Photo by Amal Al Nuaimi)Photo credit: Amal Al Nuaimi

Tired Bodies, Lost Souls

By Amal Al Nuaimi

tired faces
strained backs
lost
confused
stuck
with school
with work
with a baby
with overbearing parents

we find each other
in train stations
then disperse
into different directions
eye contact
frozen faces
no smiles
way too tired
way too lost in thought
to take a second to smile
so we look the other side
and get lost again
in the blur of the trees
the passing of deserted buildings
the pitch blackness of long tunnels

the train stops
we all leave
scatter around town
dejected
and more lost
thinking we’re closer to home


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