Super Short Story (88): Pockets
In packed trains, whenever he has nothing to hang on to,
he always stands with his hands flat in his pockets.
When the train jolts suddenly,
passengers are often forced to jerk sideways.
There would be the occasional scowling passenger,
as if he purposely bumped to touch him or her,
before seeing his hands are surrendered in his pockets all along.
It’s ‘hands down’, the opposite direction of ‘hands up’,
but it too means, ‘Look, no harm intended!’
They’re all victims of crowded commute.