Voices hum in comforting commotion –
People tripping on the stairs,
Spilling coffee on the floor,
And throwing paper like little children,
Up into the studious balconies;
Caught in the contagion of life,
Delirious for just one moment
Of interaction with another.
Life’s unexpected embrace –
Take hold of it with cynical fingers;
In the close confines of a crowded bus,
Take part in the stumbling co-operation,
These strangers: awkward, wrinkled, beautiful –
Every one of them is like you.
~ Ilana Reimer