Sunday, July 22, 2018

On the Bus with the Monster

by taking off the mask (writer), Los Angeles, October 26, 2010

Credit: unknown

I knew that face, but from where? Then the horns and fangs came out and I remembered.

I have one random curl of hair I keep twirling from the back of my head

The rest fall straight, I can’t help it though

I am nervous, oh so nervous

I saw him

At first I thought he was good looking

Then I realized he looked familiar

I knew that face, from somewhere

I think quickly

Scanning my memory for his face

Suddenly he doesn’t look cute anymore

I see the fangs and the horns

My whole body trembles

My eyes are glued to him

And I wonder if he will recognize me

But he never even looks in my direction

I play back the memory as I nervously twirl the curl

How he practically poured the alcohol down my throat

How he took me to a hotel while promising me safety and sleep

How he ignored my ‘no’s and took advantage of my helplessness

Oh I remember it like it was yesterday

He makes his way to the back of the bus

I think about all the ways I can achieve revenge

I think about slapping him, but what if he catches my flying hand?

I imagine kicking him when he decides to exit the bus, making him tumble down the few steps, but it seems to violent and I don’t want to make a scene

Nothing seems good enough or practical

So all I end up doing

Is sitting quietly in my seat

While he peacefully listens to his music

And looks out at the window

The only comfort I feel is knowing G-D will give him his

Because all sinners have the tables turn back on them

At one point in life or another

With that I exit the bus, without looking back

About the Writer

taking off the mask is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
Want to write articles too? Sign up & become a writer!

4 comments on On the Bus with the Monster

Log In To Vote   Score: 0
By Frank - icare2be on October 26, 2010 at 01:56 pm

What powerful use of words! What a sensitive subject! So true for so many others. Thank you for posting this poem and photo. Keep up the writing. I look forward to seeing more.

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 0
By Lynda Lehmann on October 28, 2010 at 07:20 pm

Well said and a very compelling read.

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 0
By -YumnaU. on November 14, 2010 at 08:54 pm

Yep, this is exactly what happens when you think alot. All your energy and adrenaline rush gets wasted. BUT you realise it's all worth it.

 Report abuse

Log In To Vote   Score: 0
By taking off the mask on January 26, 2011 at 04:11 am

@Armand Jones what are you talking about?

 Report abuse

Add A Comment!

Click here to signup or login.

Rate This Article

Your vote matters to us