GHOST LETTER 52

Chris R-1-174 Image by Mark Renney

The Bus Station is no longer a beacon, a light I can head toward at night or a place where I can just fleetingly expose myself to a little daytime bustle or I can step into from out of the cold and warm my hands on a polystyrene cup of weak but scalding hot tea.
The Station’s usefulness for me is fast fading and yet I am here all of the time now. I stalk its environs and it is hardly ever out of my sight and never clear of my mind. I am haunted by it or more accurately I am the one who haunts the Station. I am an ethereal presence, hovering above the ground, a waft of smoke with no reflection in the glass. But if they looked, if the rush hour regulars really, really looked and not just when they arrive but also when they leave, if they looked back from the windows of their buses they would see me standing here, still waiting.

3 Comments

  1. I like the idea contained within this that we all leave a trace of ourselves wherever we go – but a trace that so few others can pick up on. I genuinely believe that this is true and sadly, over the generations, we have lost our ability to connect with such things.
    Anyway this is great (love the pick). Hope you are both well.

    • Thank you so much Chris. Yes we’re both okay. Hope you are still managing to navigate your way through these strange times.

  2. Love the writing and photograph. Bus stations are impregnated with nostalgia. What will they become…?

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