Saturday, November 30, 2013

POTP: Waiting

Writing Prompt: What are you waiting for? Are you tired of waiting?


The tedium of waiting
Fizzles into nothing
No consequence, no concern
When I am waiting in Mexico
Among easy-going bone-tired women

Who wait in a broken line
Stand on one foot then the other
Shift parcels, clutch pesos
Balance stacks of steaming tortillas
Mind children while watching for the bus

Waiting there fulfills its purpose
I observe and reflect, smile and connect
Utter small words in espaƱol
I notice a patience within, a peace
Unlike waiting at home