White Wall Poem by Rochelle Hope Mehr

White Wall

White wall blocking my way.
Traffic cop shoving hand in my face.
Take seat.
Pinpricks up my ass.
Like junior high fiends
Thumbtacking the seats.
We had to learn to look
Before sitting.
Always wary.
Always watching.
Always knowing someone’s out to get you.
Stand up, take stand.
White wall in my face.
Nothing up ahead.
Pinpricks waiting behind.
Not so cushy
For my tushy.

Rochelle Hope Mehr