There's this woman 23
taken from mum as a baby
brought up in institutions and foster homes
She's convinced she's a bus driver
She has a favourite bus depot
she steals her buses from
last three years at least 8 buses
nothing will stop her
she dresses the part, improvised uniform
does standard routes
picks passengers up, takes their fares
no-ones ever been hurt
She's mad, sadly
She says things like
"us experienced bus drivers, we do it for a living"
"the mk 5 is my favourite, just the way its got power steering
and changes gear automatically when you go uphill."
"you get a few angry people getting on the buses
but most of the passengers are polite
a lot of passengers respected me
being a bus driver."
© MARTIN EWEN 1998