so many people, in so many private worlds
thrown together out here
in this vehicle of steel and gum wrappers
so many wandering souls,
so many lost causes,
so many unfinished lives
thrown far away, down here
from the surface world flashing by above us
how many lives contained within?
in that silence between stations,
a subtle edginess as we realize
that we are stuck with each other
and yet must appear calm.