a car brightly decorated
from far away
a light box attached
indicates availability
either called or flagged
it arrives
depending on the load
baggage to be handled
determines assistance
from behind the wheel
a location given
its passengers destination
the meter begins
conversation is variable
depending on multiple factors
whether brief or lengthy
weighing in the traffic of the day
the experience ends
with payment for services
adding to that
tipping based on generosity
closing the door silently
for the next activity
is here, this moment

-Jennie Nawrocki

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