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That much fought-over space, the Quiet Carriage, in First Great Western Trains.  Answer a mobile phone, allow the sound from headphones to escape and become a social pariah.  I’ve seen people almost come to blows over making noise in the Quiet Carriage and I’ve seen several people being told to leave by the train manager.  The chap in the poem below just about got away with it.

The Calm before the Office

The Quiet Carriage

The seat in front;
Short hair
A small widow’s peak.
Over-the ear headphones
Enveloping his ears completely
Weighing down his head:
He nods.


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  1. Reblogged this on Javmode.

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