I Don'T Keep Schedules For That
Try being sincere with a giving of respect.
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
And I will meet you back 'here'...
In 48 hours.
'I can't do it.'
That was only 15 minutes.
You still have 47 hours and 45 minutes.
I was just about to leave.
'Where are you going? '
Are you kidding?
I've lived here most of my life.
I carry schedules for buses, trains and planes.
And the first one I can get a reservation on...
That's the one I take.
'To go where? '
I don't care and don't want to know.
Wherever that destination is...
I want to be kept surprised.
'For how long? '
Much longer than 48 hours.
'So you had no intentions of being here to meet me? '
But I didn't think it would take you that quick,
To notice what I have known for years.
'I only came back to ask you,
Where do you recommend I go? '
Before or after you've been attacked by ignorance?
I don't keep schedules for that.
But I can direct you to where it can be easily found.