02 May, 2015

An intersection

Tonight I walked through an intersection
Green one way, red the other
Right through the middle I walked
No cars anywhere in sight
How silly these intersections seem
When the night is empty
And the bustle has been eroded
Are we in such a hurry?
Intent on being rather than becoming
We don't even notice
The near-full moon overhead
Everything up to this moment was a sham
A hasty rush leading only to there
I lament and shake with remorse
For how silly it was and is
And yet it was and is needed
The intersection was constructed
The unnoticed journey still brought us here
And to realize how silly we've been
It only took a moment of stillness


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