City Viewpoints by Ed Ahern

The view from planes is pin hole camera
looking down onto topographic miniature.
The view from trains is ass-ended humanity,
factory facings and backyard dumps.
The view from limos is sly voyeuristic,
tinted glass shielding leers and gawks.
But the view from buses is curdling,
street corner trash and sullen walkers,
glares of anger and annoyance,
blares of clotted traffic, all while
cramp-seated in rear toilet miasma.

Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over three hundred stories and poems published so far, and six books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of six review editors.