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NO

corner by choice
strong “no” voice
clearly employed

maybe annoyed
manicured
poised assured

typing away
traveling today

visibly brighter
brilliant writer

commentary

it is important to know the intersection of metaphor and reality. it is here that both poetry and jokes begin. it is here where thinking brains can have fun, where intelligent audiences can be entertained, where a new friendship can begin. begin, even at a train station with a stranger.

N and O are the initials of the beautiful woman who sat across me while waiting on a train. this poem she inspired is simple and complete. while our destinations are different, our journeys are the same, pardon, this is true, you never who you meet when you speak to a stranger on a train.