i have let my life pass me by without asking for a stop. the bus — crowded with hardened men crying, helpless children laughing, graceful women drifting — doesn’t stop. every light glimmers by—green— illuminating my path to growth, but my red hair red blood red heart ignite the invite to stop.
so i pull the cord i interrupt the glares i stumble out of the bustling confusion i light onto solid ground
and i, beamingly, ask myself if this is a stop or a start