He was coming from the clinic
after an adulthood spent
abusing his body,
a farm boy trying to fit Los Angeles.
She was coming off of work
about to spend an hour
abusing her ego
attempting yoga poses beyond her stretch.
A man who had to get a mammogram.
Did men get those?
Maybe this tumor was his fault?
A woman who had sat with death before,
and would listen now,
all the way to the next stop.