“Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a yes or no
or waiting for their hair to grow.
waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a better break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls or another chance.
Everyone is just waiting.”