Brown man

Brown man
Must be Muslim
Gets on train
Is this a target?

Brown man
A terrorist.
Blue bag
A bomb.

His hand goes in
It’s going to go off
He looks in
Finding the fuse

Out comes a packet of crisps
It’s just a ruse
He’s chomping on them
He’s playing with us

He’s closed his eyes
Must be praying before the deed
He breathes
Oh God

Station arrives, he gets off
We’re all relieved
He disappears
And our fears remain