November 18, 2010

sit stay

©Chip Bulgin

i sit surrounded by sleepy potential passengers
wasting the waiting with pocket computers in hand
yes, this seat is open
please, may I?

baffled yet not surprised by all fingers punching buttons

as the world around us seems to disappear
6am in the universe and all is well
lost in the where ever you want to be
Tap tap tap
Click. Send.

those that don't play along, chat quietly of the upcoming day
the day that's passed
the day that will never come

yes I am watching you, and her too
people watcher, it's what I do

assess, confess, digress, de-stress

and sir, you should really consider not smoking so much

the odorific aura you project ain't a sweet one, hence the empty seat

at the sound of the tone, the time will be just about now
please discontinue use of all electronic equipment and stow below the seat in front of you

thank you and goodnight


  1. tap tap
    "wasting the waiting" I love that line
    log off

  2. This poem perfectly captures that moment. Wonderful work.

  3. Hi Candace-
    I came across your blog in a roundabout've modeled for us before :) This site is fabulous - keep it up!