The bus I rode today was free.
There were many people outside –
hot, tired, needy, lost,
I could have told them that they could ride
But then the bus may become crowded,
Or perhaps I would not like one of the passengers,
What if they said ‘no’ or became offended?
I am sure that they could see me riding the bus,
And know it was free,
Telling them is taking too great of a chance,
So I did not tell them.
I didn’t want to lose my seat anyway…