I’m going darn the West End, they’ve got the last pair on hold for me
silver-haired lady in leopard print leggings on the bus
I don’t think Helen really trusts me
plump girl in a navy pantsuit walking down the street
The Doctor said I need to rest and eat more vegetables. I’ve been on crutches for 8 weeks. No dear, I’m on a bus in Camden
plummy-voiced older gent with red nose who got off and lit a cigarette. He wasn’t on crutches
Hei hei hei. Hei hei hei
Chinese lady on her phone on the bus
Shh shh shh
guy with Tourettes’ on the bus
Was hast du da?
familiar language overheard in a London playground
Can I just put you down here for a minute?
skinny-legged dad on the street in footy gear with his kid, the kid also in footy gear
NaPoWriMo prompt for day 21: to write a poem that incorporates overheard speech. I am running late again so the speech is the poem. I had more but my brain’s too full. It’s weird being back in a place where I can understand most of the incidental conversations around me!
“He wasn’t on crutches” 😀
And he wasn’t in Camden… ha ha !
Amazing what you overhear. I wrote something similar on my blog called ‘journey’ about a girl who talked in a loud voice about robbing and happy-slapping people. What can you do except capture it and share?! Nice piece, good job