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A man is running hard
to catch the bus that just left.

Its picking up speed but he
pulls even and raps on its side

and a woman by the window
yells at the driver who stops

and opens the accordion door.
But the man does not get on

he points back to an old woman
who has not run a step

in a very long time
shuffling towards the bus.

Nor does he leave until
hes helped her up the step,

then starts walking back slowly
still breathing hard

towards us who are
waiting for a different bus.

What can we, a group of strangers,
do at a time like this?

A time in its own tiny way like
when Billy Mills simply devoured

the last 50 yards of the 10,000 meters
or when Joan Benoit, after nearly 26 miles,

came steady-striding into the stadium
and all of us strangers stood up and cheered.



Laszlo  Slomovits, Ann Arbor

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