Big Lift Ferry Poem F093

Bus driver who raced
To get me to the ferry
On time would have been
A super race car driver!
I made it! Thanks, bus driver!

05.29.16

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

I got on the bus with not much time left to get to the ferry terminal to catch the next ferry, or else wait a half an hour for the next ride. I asked the bus driver if the MacDonald bridge had reopened since if it were, I’d just take buses across the bridge to go home rather than chance missing the ferry. The driver informed me no but that they’d try their best to get me there. The plural pronounce is to avoid getting any driver in trouble should someone wants to try and figure out who this driver were.

Well, that driver put on a driving clinic! That included fast but safe speeds, stopping for people quickly, but not jerky to make people uncomfortable, and not hurrying anybody for my sake.

I made the ferry, bus driver, thanks to you! It was much appreciated!

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.

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