In the Company of a Stranger

You: salt & pepper beard, shaved head, black toque. Me: sleepy brunette, long beige, red, and black coat. We were close by on the train from downtown, you were handsome and I tried not to stare. At Brighouse we both walked silently in the same direction for a while- me in front, then beside one another, then you in front. We parted ways at IHOP and I couldn’t help wonder if you also noticed the stranger you were travelling with.

When: Thursday, December, 26 2019

Where: Brighouse-bound skytrain