1. The three year old tests boundaries aboard the morning train. Hood doubling as a leash.
Screaming crocodile tears when repositioned back onto the seat.
Each escape a step further. Some onlookers smile in sympathy whilst others remain ignorant; enthralled by their phones.
2. Repetitive journeys over days, weeks, years, decades.
Seeing familiar faces yet never greeting or acknowledging their existence.
Silently, escalating to ground, filing to the day’s employment.
3. Evening commuters bunch and fan along the platform, aiming for uninhibited boarding, and to claim a seat; politely pushing, easing through the throng, seeking advantage.