Haiku H120

Waived one bus past to
Get one behind it –
To save thirty-five seconds




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

In Halifax, two buses to go a common terminal via almost the same route. The #1 goes straight to the Dartmouth Terminal coming off the bridge, whereas the #41 takes a convoluted loop around, then inside and around the terminal before stopping. That could make the difference between catching a connecting bus for me. Considering the #41 was ahead and might stop first to pick up passengers along the way, letting the #1 behind it today pass it, I waved it past to get on the #1. I ended up there a whole 35 seconds earlier, in part because of some lights and the #41 didn’t actually pick up anybody more than the #1 let off people along the way.

Didn’t make a difference to getting my connecting bus, either… at least not today. 🙂

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.


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