On a folded note given to me on the bus by a seemingly destitute older man. There were words scribbled on it and it read: 

“I a good guy call if you need a friend”

I was perplexed- slightly curious. 

I turned it over and it read: 

“Shawn 213.555.1022 if you need anything”

(I’m thinking…) 

What could I possibly gain from you? We’re on the same rusted-out ship, leading some where, I am sure incongruous. Although each person aboard keeps their destination secret. 

You say “anything,” but what exactly, if I asked, could you offer me?