what Lionel sees

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coming to work Friday
morning, Lionel sees
the suicide
jump
at Claisebrook station and
still makes it to the cafe
(a little late)
he is quiet, can
not match anyone’s
welcoming call,
stands motionless, reliving those
frames,
then drives words as if
from a nailgun
with tears spattering, too,
so this mounting storm
breaks out back,
not in front of an
audience
of silenced
customers
hankering for
coffee

 

 

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