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passengers.

we were on the tube
and above the hubbub he shouts –
“when we get home
I am going to bend you over the kitchen table”.
No one looks up.
she says “and then? ”...
“and then I am going to fuck you
like you’ve never been fucked before”
“really ?...” she says, half laughing.
No reaction.
“and then ? ”...
“and then..... then, I am going to fuck you some more”
really ?...” she says,
open-mouthed,
laughing with shock amazement,
and I look up from my newspaper
& can’t help but laugh myself
as they both look across at me & realise
that there are three of us here
who can speak maori.