"There are going to be times when we can't wait for somebody. Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus. If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again. If you're off the bus in the first place––then it won't make a damn."
-Ken Kesey (1935-2001)
About my eye appointment: the less said, the better. I did manage to score a new pair of sunglasses––classic black Wayfarer frames with my prescription, Polarized, all the UV filters, etc. I may not be "on the bus" in the poetry blogging world--check the blogrolls at the Drivers' Union* if you think otherwise––but I'm going to look su-weet, playing harmonica on the corner as the chosen ones roll by.
* "Still, we were rather pleased with ourselves...We kept our world small."
Oddly enough, Stone himself was not "on the bus" during its legendary cross-country ride, though he was at the table for the almost-as-legendary post-ride dinner.