Poems of the Week

Vehicles of Faith

by Alex Steelsmith

“Lyft drivers spread the Gospel with ride-hailing ministries…
[One driver] understood that his car could become an extension of the church…

For some of us, having a driver we’re hiring
Attempt to convert us is not an offense;
It might seem a breath of fresh air, and inspiring.
One might feel transported in more than one sense.

But some of us might be insulted a smidgen,
And open the windows to let in the breeze
When drivers start airing out views on religion,
A topic on which one at times disagrees.

There’s one thing, at least, that we all can assert,
And it stands by itself (among other assertibles):
When drivers have riders they hope to convert,
We always prefer that they’re driving convertibles.