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Paul Waring: People Watching

A window seat provides a view
    for people-watching types like me
who haven't got much else to do
    than nosey-hole while drinking tea

or coffee, if I'm at the shops,
    as no trip out can be complete
without one of my routine stops
    for observations of the street

from Costa or another chain
    to spy as people come and go
before I leave to catch the train,
    and eye-ball shoppers I don't know

who come in every shape and size.
    Young and old are quite a sight
when glued to phones and eating pies
    with lumps and bumps and pants too tight.

I must admit to being obsessed
    with mankind's rich variety.
I yearn to be like all the rest −
    the people with more life than me.

Carved man's head looking left

 

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