October 29th, 2003

Draft #6

Dedicated to the girl on the bus. I hope you find what you're looking for.


Renn Ireigh


is letters scrawled

in the fog of a misted bus window.

The letters are thought about

agonized over


worried about

and quickly written in, backwards

so someone outside may see.

Leave the letters be for a moment.

Think some more.


Weigh the possible results

of your actions.

What do the letters mean,

what would happen if the other saw?

What would you do if you knew he knew?

And that's enough to convince you.

Raise your palm flat

and wipe the letters away.