by Alex Shapiro

 Frosted palms clasp the nicked, smudged 
 silver stall, lift and swing their poised 
 body clean into stride over the turnstile, 
 distressed coat compressing 
 and poofing back to width upon dismount.
 Leathered fingers fondle 
 their tattered pass like a poker chip 
 and press until the screen greens 
 in confirmation. Tote bags 
 float above the chirping turnstile. 

Image: Twitter, photo from 1980.