Wednesday, October 26, 2005

On The Bus

Rosa Parks
1913 - 2005

This morning on the bus I saw
The faces of my neighborhood.
Yawning in the predawn dark:
"Good morning. Watch your step."
"You have a nice day now."

Black woman in a business suit
Young white guy with a nose ring
Blond mother with Latina baby girl
Korean grandma from the corner store
Together on the bus.

Rosa, Rosa, were you with us
This morning on the bus?

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