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To the lady working at Great Portland Street tube station.

The Cleaner on the Underground

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse04 Feb 2014

She empties a bin
Ignored by commuters
Spilling from trains

And swept up to exits.
My neck craning,
I'm pushed along,

My gaze drawn
Not to her luminous jacket,
But to her flamenco eyes.