Red Hot Buses

(advice for Wendy Cope)

some bloody men are blood hot buses
cruising the road down a one-track mind
always looking for a perfect pickup
to go all the way to their station home

the destinations never clearly stated
a non-stop service is their promised offer
you start the ride and pay your fare
but before you know it the route has changed

you’re dropped off quick smart into the dark
as another ascends to take your seat -
a far better choice is to ride a bike,
enjoy the fresh air and get off at ease

Richard Scutter 22 September 2009


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