by Bhalachandra Sahaj

Loose Shopping Carts

I wouldn't think of their travel
if they didn't stop at a bus station.
One beige, honey-comb mesh cart holds
an abandoned coffee cup like a token pride,
the owner pushing the stubborn wheels
to an end of movement, sipping the remaining
liquids of a drink that was supposed to pull
his feet through two meals. The cart rests
against the wall that divides the null
of leaving and waiting.

Bhalachandra Sahaj is an author of three full-length poetry books, two poetry chapbooks, and one novel. Currently, he is working on his second novel, A Hole in Heaven, a philosophic, war-time epic. He lives in Shoreline, Washington.