Is this the bus station?
There is a system to buying a ticket, I’m sure. I will ask him.
He will surely know.
The bus will arrive when it arrives.
It will surely arrive.
Will we have a seat?
What does my ticket say? We will surely be able to sit on the bus.
Will my luggage be safe here?
It will surely be safe next to these people. I will smile at them so they remember me.
Will we stop for some refreshments half way?
Those people have bottled water so I will take some too.
The bus that has arrived – is that ours?
Everyone in the station has stood up – it must be. But I will need that water.
Surely the bus won’t leave so quickly,
I will kindly ask the driver to wait for us. He will surely wait.
No problem, he’ll wait.
He’s in no rush; no one’s in a rush.
Time, like the endless dunes.
Patience, like the desert shrub waiting for some dew before sunrise.
we are far away.
You have no choice.