6th Street Moscow

 

Sixth street in Moscow

has six signals

between work and home.

White lines, yellow lines

walk, don’t walk under,

green amber red.

 

Feel compelled to wait at signals?

Wait for the lights?

Walk between the lines

when no cars are coming?

That’s why I cross

in the middle of the block.

 

first published in Living With a Stranger: self portrait, 1993.

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About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

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