the bus

the bus

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

for free.

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…


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