Bus Farts

are the buses nearby
because I’m standing here
seemingly all alone

my deadly farts
are stuck in cobwebs
beneath this bench
where others used to sit

but those people
were kind enough
to just get up and leave
instead of keeling over
to die in an unknown place

I am so happy
there won’t be a cavity search
to step onto the bus

though I do wish
these smelly farts would cease
before people no longer want to be

oh such deadly farts
as everyone loads this crowded bus

Debbie Budnick
my book: “The Writer Within” can be found on PublishAmerica.com