Oh, thou press of bodies.
Sweating humanity ringed round and shoved forth.
The full horror being,
This is only the line for a Breeze Card.
But lo, at last a train cometh.
We are granted conveyance.
There are like a million people here.
ALACK and ALAS which way?
A throng in every direction.
At least we don’t have a child,
in a stroller,
Like that poor guy.
A spot found to watch and the spectacle doth commence.
So many colors and costumes.
But hark! The assholery too doth commence anon.
EVERYONE, I NEED TO GET BY. KEEP MOVING!
IF YOU COULD JUST SQUISH IN, I HAVE TO GET BY.
Where does this asshole think any of us can squish to?
A shove. Another man shouts:
I GUESS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT
He elbows and shoves through the crowd.
And shoving his fellow humans.
So he can get through a crowd
At a motherfucking parade.
Lo, his face is calling out to be satisfied with a punch.
I must remember these people don’t get out much.
Mayhap if I just keep pressing with mine legs,
I can keep the crowd from crushing mine lady.
And/or the nearby family’s young kids.
EVERYONE IVE GOT TO GET BY. I AM THE DIRECTOR OF A PANEL.
I AM MISSING MY PANEL. I AM SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING A PANEL. OH GOD.
Lady you ain’t making your panel.
I could lift my legs right now.
And be supported
merely by the friction
of people shoving into me.
And I look into the face of a man
Who might be Wolverine or not, I can’t tell.
Fuck these goings on times one thousand.
I know where I won’t be a year from now.