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a bus



there’s a bus that sits there
every morning ‘empty’
no matter how many ‘hub-up’. . . no one gets on
the number reads “101” – like some continuing education thing
that makes us all go back – to high school
and damn if i can’t describe that driver’s face
i think they logistically put him there. . . in that spot
to make me stop
every f’ing day and wonder why no one gets on
i can tell you that i came close
to curing cancer twice
resolved Alzheimer’s like it was something i would appropriately forget
but damn it man!
Tarzan and
Hercules never had to wait for a bus!
and. . . what about the rest of us
that never thought to look over
at that lonely driver
sitting at an empty bus stop

August/07

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