December 15, 2013 by Brooke
Recently, I was catching a cab home in midtown. It was after 7:30pm and my dogs hadn’t been out since 8:30am. I was in a rush. Christmas in midtown during the holidays is chaos and there are never enough cabs. On 42nd st and Lexington Ave, I finally found someone getting out of a cab. I ran up to the cab and staked my claim to it planting myself outside the cabs door. Finally, I could breath a sigh of relief. At that moment as I allowed myself to exhale, a woman weighed down by shopping bags , holding hands with a toddler and pushing an infant in a stroller walked up to the cab. Clearly seeing me in front the cab, my prize, my ticket back to my dog children, she processed the situation…Me: single girl, waiting outside cab. Her: toddler, infant, stroller, lots of shopping bags. I looked at her and said “You win,” gesturing towards the cab, indicating that I too had done the math and she won. She didn’t respond, just started getting her stuff ready to put in the cab. I wrote a haiku about it.
snowflakes fall whitening streets
Why is your heart gray?