My first time
like I am virgin-like
in my little undertaking

(virgin-like pure and white
chaste and uncorrupted too
as we all claim on our CVs
embroidered for the greater good)

I travel to out yonder
Wellington courtesy
of public transport
much derided
and under fire

Metro-hell Metro-fail
we apologize for any
inconvenience caused
(I keep a keen ear
to the morning radio
traffic reports)

My first time
a free ride
as a pensioner
(and first class too)

(though I’ve been
down this road
many a time
turd class though)

a pensioner
a retired person
a person retired

from life
from society
from anything
considered useful
My first time