When you step into the taxi cab
it's just you and the driver.
He transports people all day long
if he chooses, he can do more
than take their money
he can give as well.
I've been told stories of elephants in Africa
we've discussed our musical preferences
I've been lectured on devil music and born-againChristianity
I've been told of sexual escapades
advised of many things, by my transports, all the time.
And when our time together comes to an end
and my destination is reached
before I open the door
every time
they tell me to remember what they said.
How depressing it is
that you could have a discussion
a bonding experience with another person
and never see them again.
So they are desperate
not to be forgotten.