A face in a flash
Nameless girl in the third car
Her eyes followed me
Has a new face ever appeared in your life only to disappear just as quickly? Have you watched the subway riders as a train approached the station? I once thought of the nameless people flashing by me and thought it would make a great song. I called this hypothetical song “A Face in a Flash”. Only, it just didn’t work, the words wouldn’t come. I tried to force it, but nothing. Earlier tonight as I reread the story I wrote and posted yesterday, “A Brief Encounter”, the words “a face in a flash” came back to me. I took the half page of failed song and boiled them down to the haiku above.
Inspiration can be found everywhere, from a anonymous face in a train window to an awful song. Nothing is wasted.
Sketch by Trent P McDonald