Poetry Less Than Daily

Strong Poems. Beautiful Poems. Tough Poems. Poems w/ the F-word. Poems less frequent than before but no less kick-ass.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Maggie Sullivan

This Bus Is All Right!

This bus is all right!
Like me, it’s late for History of Western Civilization Part Two class.
Actually, it doesn’t bother.
It goes to the beach, really slowly.
Wherever you’re coming from, for a dollar thirty-five,
it lets you deep inside.
In fact, the driver says, “Move all the way back!”
When you come out, you’re in a completely different place,
without feeling invaded, dirty, inadequate,
rejected or regret.
You don’t have to say anything on this bus.
You don’t have to have a comeback, or explain.
You don’t have to practice, or have traveled a lot.
You don’t have to be able to see a pattern.


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