He walked through the long corridor
of Green Park tube station.
There was a strong backdraft
that pushed him from behind.
He entered the train heading westbound
to Russell Square, on the Piccadilly line.
It was packed with every kind of person
imaginable–the weird, school kids,
the bankers, tourists, parents with babies
and then there was her.
She had shoulder-length brown hair.
She was slim, pale and had piercing green eyes.
She was wearing khaki chinos
with a white Ralph Lauren Polo shirt.
A black choker on her neck and holding
The same book he was reading.
There was a hush in the air
as their look lingered for several seconds.
She looked at him, smiled and lifted
He looked at her and said,
“If you can’t understand what just happened now
then you won’t understand it
with an explanation.”
She smiled and remembered the line in the book.