Rachael Swiss

Is This Love? - Poem by Rachael Swiss

A couple boards the bus.

She's fat.
He's ugly.

She hands him her half-empty soda bottle
As if to say,
'I'm with you so you will hold this
So that I may keep my hands free.'

He takes it from her without thinking
And places his other hand upon her knee.

Neither smile
Or speak.

They just settle
For staring out the window at nothing in particular
And everything all at once.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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