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good things come.

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first time ever

on a school bus

on a field trip

looking at the world 

passing by

and 

full of wonder. 

“good things come, and i’m not just referring to riding the buses.”

-lionel blue

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bus.

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as another school year

draws to a close

my time on the bus

is almost over

and

i think

i’ll miss

all the action:

who sits with who

who lost their coat

who forgot their bag

who needs a band-aid

who has the wrong bag

who sat by the window last

who didn’t bring their boots

who has trouble sitting at all

who was supposed to stay at school

who is crying, laughing, squealing, bouncing?

it might be me.


“i’d rather go by bus.”

– prince charles

you wouldn’t want to move if you sat next to me on the bus. or maybe you would. – richard dawson

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‘ i’d rather go by bus.” – prince charles

my subaru tribe

has come through once again.

after dropping my car off for service

they offered me a ride home

on their courtesy shuttle

 i was happy to hop on the bus.

it was

the three of us

myself

 happy driver carl

and

 quiet student tim

from the university music school

 bus mates through circumstance.

we struck up a conversation

i asked tim what he planned to do

after music school

he said everyone asks him that

i told him not to worry

about what people say

he’d find a way

to use what he loves

to do something he loves.

my own school, life, career

had taken many

unexpected and interesting turns

 somehow

i always landed

exactly where i was meant to be.

carl said he knew someone

connected to my old career in advertising

how he liked driving the bus

how he still gets lost sometimes

how he enjoys meeting people

how the street we were driving on

has three different names.

i talked about

working with kinders

how they are so open to music

uninhibited

how they think i’m a good singer

how i still get lost a lot.

tim told us

how he loves subarus too

how writing music

playing saxaphone

makes him feel

what it was like moving here

from the east coast

how he still gets lost.

and

then suddenly

i was home.

tim said

‘you’ve really made me feel better.

i somehow feel like i’ll find my way and there’s hope for me after all.’

carl asked if i needed a ride back

i almost wished i did

it was a good 3 mile trip.

“you can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.”
– carol ann duffy

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