Bus Trip

heading out across the city 
new sights, scenes, streets
a chance to think without
interference of the usual
to comprehend to understand

an unfettered review
of conversations
from before today
without filters

the sound of words
can mislead by accident,
or intent, unless 
nuances are captured
at the saying

different words perhaps
formality instead,
of friendly patter,
syntactical changes,
no eye contact and

the teasing out of 
what a person wants 
to hear, from what
was said, truth
from mask.

at the end of the line
a day has passed,
with unwanted realizations
that lives have changed.
the next bus comes in ten minutes

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