Words : An Elevator Poem

Silent Ride

10th Floor
silently we ride
in the elevator to the lobby
we've taken the coming of the day so differently

8th Floor
you:
top coat and scarf,
knit cap and creased brow

6th Floor
me:
t-shirt and jeans,
high-tops and optimism

4th Floor
what troubles you, I wonder,
you wear your youth so thoughtlessly
I'm pretty sure I'm old enough to be your father

2nd Floor
Come on!
It's 45 degrees and sunny, with an expected high of 57!
My iPhone says so. Right here. See?
Everything's going to be fine.

Lobby
Have a good one.