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  • On the first day after Christmas// .
    The bus conductor scowled at me as I came in// .
    And growled when a lady with a pram came in// .
    .
    On the second day after Christmas// .
    I saw someone telling off a man in a wheelchair// .
    For blocking the passage// .
    .

    On the third day after Christmas// .
    A man brushed past me// .
    And said, Are you blind, mister?// .
    .

    On the fourth day after Christmas// .
    I saw a woman slapping her child// .
    On the commons outside my home// .
    .
    On the fifth day after Christmas// .
    I stopped noticing things like that// .
    Life had returned to normal.
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