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John Samuel Tieman: On a Bus in Mexico City

with a profile off an Aztec stelae
on the Reforma bus the young
mother breastfeeds her baby
her modesty barely
served by her shawl
her breast though perfect is not
as striking as her eyes
which are distant and more
focused on – What? – than the child
or even the end of the line
Glorieta De Insurgentes
calls the driver as black strands
of her hair fall into her eyes
and she doesn’t brush them away
Copyright 2018 John Samuel Tieman

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This entry was posted on April 11, 2018 by in Poetry, Social Justice and tagged , .

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