Almanac Poetry: ‘The Rattling Hush’ – Tommy Mallet


The Rattling Hush


A man sleeping opposite me

on the busy train

looks fascinating; about 60,

Serbian, maybe,

something Baltic,

yet has clearly Asian eyes,

and very British clothes.


I’m trying to piece him together,

heritage to backstory,

when he wakes, rubs his face,

and, with motion, becomes just

another commuter.




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  1. Malby Dangles says

    I look at my fellow commuters a bit too much, Tommy. Sadly my thoughts are not quite as poetic, but I do wonder about them in a similar way. Great poem!

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