Lines Overheard

Behind a freshman couple
on the first day of classes:

Well, if anybody bothers us,
there can always be an accident.

On Thayer Street, behind a girl
who's drawn with ball-point pen
fake track marks on both her arms:
Once, I drank rubbing alcohol.

Heard on my doorstep
through the closed door:
I'm just going to rob and rob
until somebody stops me.

At Eddie's Diner, amid a lull
in table talk, one voice
of four Italian businessmen:

So who's gonna do this --
your hit man or mine?


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