Poetry by Jeff Green

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7/7/2005 – A free ride home

by cricketjeff on March 17, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The number 30 bus exploded as I approached
Many dead, dying, I just lost a job I needed
London closed, rang home at last
“I’m safe”
Can’t get to job, no trains, no buses
Can’t get home
Start walking
A taxi stops, nearly full
“hop in mate”
  I love London

Author notes

It wasn’t a good day, many dead from bombs on tube trains and on a bus 50 yards in front of me.