Stranded

"After offering him a twenty
for risking his life on a busy highway,
the man who helped change my tire
yesterday said, 'No.  I needed to do this.'"

She answered, "Some people
are not born with an innate sense
of distaste for compassion."

I said, "He was on his way to his
father's funeral and needed
to remember him best with
a generous act."

She said, "Sure beats being lost
in time with absolutely nothing
to do but fill out lifetime subscriptions
to the Life and Times of Other People."

"Do you think there are many people
stranded in the cities and countries 
with no time off?" I asked.

"Stranger things have been known
to have happened in the refugee
camp of life."

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