The young man needed a break,
he really did.
He must have thought me God sent,
in this, his desperate state.
We came off the bus at the final stop
and started the search for change,
he explained this had been the second bus
upon which he’d been turned away,
he was late for work and just needed the help
and promised to make amends.
We found a kind merchant who gave him the change
and he offered me thrice. what on his behalf, I had paid.
I refused, absolutely, and told him its ok,
I was just glad to be there, to help in some way.