Midway upon the journey of life I found myself
Riding zigzag through dark streets,
For there was no straight way
Through that teeming urban grid.
Thus I ventured deeper into the night,
While rosary beads swung hypnotic
From the mirror, reflecting the revenant eyes
Of one raised by an invisible hand
From salt water rocks where, as a boy,
He said he should have died.
Deftly navigating changing lights
Of amber, red, and green,
He humbly inquired after my beliefs
And the state of my soul.
As to this, I could not say.
So I drew it out and held it gingerly
By the rough edges, examining
As best I might in that dim backseat,
Its wrinkles, creases, and scars.
In the reflection he saw all these clearly,
And with gentle resonance spoke
Of things impossible to know,
Less difficult to believe,
And blessed me so
That on passing out the door
I found my soul again soft and warm.
It was the most profound Uber ride I have ever experienced.