People – with their daily trivialities, texts, and snapchats –
march past her like mummy-wrapped metronomes
while she sits alone on a splintered bus bench,
blowing into the lid of a Starbucks frap,
debating whether to stay there until she becomes hardened
like the pavement, wooden like the bench,
or just another icicle dangling in a loveless marriage.
David Colodney's poems have appeared or will appear in journals including St. Petersburg Review, South Carolina Review, The Chaffin Review, Shot Glass Journal, and Poetry South. David holds an MFA from Converse College, and he has been a staffer for The Miami Herald and The Tampa Tribune. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he serves as Associate Editor of South Florida Poetry Journal and emcees its bi-monthly poetry reading series.