The Bus Pulls Up

The bus pulls up
at the curb beside
the half-smoked cigarettes,
a single rain-soaked woolen
glove, and two face
masks, one with peacocks,
the other with Pikachu.



Andrew Shields lives in Basel, Switzerland. His collection of poems Thomas Hardy Listens to Louis Armstrong was published by Eyewear in June 2015. His band Human Shields released the album Somebody’s Hometown in 2015 and the EP Défense de jouer in 2016.Twitter: @ShieldsAndrew  Blog: