poem [the bus says evil!]

by Tavis Gray

(after Frank O’ Hara)

The bus says evil! 

I was walking hard and suddenly

the wind picked up 

and it said don’t misunderstand me

but misunderstanding hits you on the head

hard plus smart wind passes and

I was lost in such a hurry 

to get home but the sidewalk 

was acting exactly like forever

and suddenly I see an ad

the bus says EVIL! but

there was no goateed engine

there were no fanged wheels

I have had a lot of haircuts

and looked perfectly disgraceful 

but I never actually became evil

oh evil bus we love you be good