I hope this ride is free

A taxi driver struggles
to lift a man from his wheelchair
and into the cab.
The man is heavy,
the driver old.
He drops him.
Two bystanders trot over
and assist.
They get him seated.
He drags his legs in,
pink-faced,
eyes down,
like this is not the first time
he’s wound up
sitting on a gutter
while the taxi seat beckons,
just out of reach.

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2 thoughts on “I hope this ride is free

  1. Geoffrey says:

    You capture a scene and bring it to us clean.

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