AugPoWriMo 10

The Quarter Horse 

Life is a bus ride
through a new city
listening to the story
told by the driver

each time a new rider
steps on the bus
the driver tells the story
whole again the same way

soon you are listening
for the responses
from your fellow passengers
discovering the story

for the very first time
while you hear every
repetition with a difference
the exuberant ride

screeching to a halt
you put in another quarter
because after all you were
riding a quarter horse

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher