Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Some people I usually see on my walk to Bow Road station every morning
Three community support officers heading off for another impotent shift walking the mean streeets of E3.
A cleaner standing by the bus stop opposite the church waiting patiently to head east to collect her paltry daily wage.
An apprentice builder, gleaming safety helmet in hand, hair cropped short so nobody can tell he's ginger (he hopes).
Two teenage twins in non-identical blue hoodies, one lugging his art homework to school in a big plastic folder.
Haunted faces staring out from the packed interior of a passing bendy bus.
A grinning commuter in a grey woolly hat, clutching eight copies of the Metro newspaper to disperse at his place of work.
A smart city worker in pinstripe and vivid shirt, striding past towards the station much faster than I can walk.
An unkempt old woman pushing what's left of her life along the pavement in a rusty metal trolley.
The newsagent in the kiosk beneath the conker tree holding out his hand to collect my daily pile of small change.
The station supervisor busy reading her newspaper while some feral traveller pushes nonchalantly through the baggage gate.
...and no workmen busy renovating the station [latest update here: ]
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