Artist's Way

Life Without a Driver’s License

by Wenona Gardner


I am disabled and

can not drive.

I rely on paratransit

to get around.

It is strange

when people

expect you to just

up and go.

With Moby

I have to schedule

my rides at least a day

in advance before 4 pm.

My ride costs $2.50 each way

and if I miss more than three

rides in a month I lose the

service for 30 days.

Talk about pressure!

Sometimes I wonder

what it would be like

to drive, but reality sets in.

I am grateful I can get around

at all and that I can get to and

from work at least.


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