Oh My God
my stop’s coming

Don’t wanna transfer

Consoled myself	
            imagined Jesus in empty seat
            until a stranger sat 

Lurch
         Shudder 
                        Hiss

Stood too soon 
falling straight into stranger
           where Jesus was 
Sorry Sorry I’m mumbling
Confessing
           Transitions are hard

And lonely
         except exiting stranger 
                     six lane whiz
                                 my baggage 
and all my uncertainty

Your Bags? stranger asks
I’m OK I say 	until they’re spilt 
              middle of crosswalk

       If a stranger helps me transfer
       God 	do nothing less
       Don’t you dare be only on other side

Bus coming
Mine? Panic
Fumbling for phone       for map
Too late	              it’s stopping

The direction’s right

Oh My God
If I go, will you come? 

We’re boarding

Falling again
an empty seat
Thank God

Checking my things
nothing’s lost
but pride

Transfers are humbling
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About the Author

Sam Robins

Sam loves writing reflections on life and faith, whether as articles, short stories, poetry, or even as academic papers at McMaster Divinity College, in Hamilton, ON. When not writing or reading, you’ll probably find Sam exploring some kind of outdoor space, preferably on a bicycle in the city or in work boots on a farm.

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