On the Metro after beers and mezcal
at Miralto overlooking all of D. F.
Robin leans in with a warning. Once,
on this line, Pantitlán towards
Tacubaya, a man boards the train
high probably on paint-thinner
carrying a bag of broken glass into
which he mashes his scarred fist and
forearm while the whole car watches
or doesn’t. The girl sitting across
from him, five or six, asks What is he
doing and her mother answers Thinking
things that are not to be thought.