Sunday, July 24, 2005



Together we are alone,
Beneath the pavement, between the stone.

Tightly pressed we squirm
In the belly of this mechanical worm.

As we rush headlong
On to the places we belong.

A human underflow,
Carried in an urban undertow.

Neither at home, nor at work,
In this stale limbo we lurk.

Under the wheels and the feet
We wilt in this still heat.

Neither enemy, nor friend,
We are merely an indifferent blend.

At each station we stop,
As inside and out are swapped.

On to our lives and our commerce,
From this metal commons we disperse.

In pursuit of our own ends,
As civilization's connections extend.

And with these invisible links as our tethers
Alone we are together.