Ruminations

Home and homophones

The theme of 4Culture’s recently reinvigorated Poetry on Buses program centers on both writing and, of course, riding home. 

These simple, routine acts are the source of inspiration for 365 poems by locals, all of which will be featured online; a select few will be displayed on RapidRide buses and in King County Metro stations. 

Hamda Yusuf, an international studies major at the UW, was on a subway in Vienna, Austria, last spring when she noticed she smelled like fresh, juicy bacon. Yusuf, who is a Muslim and does not eat pork, was startled. After a moment, Yusuf realized her roommate had made bacon for breakfast and Yusuf had been coated in bacon scent while sitting in their shared kitchen. 

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