Friday, March 23, 2012

City Scenes IX: Passing Strangers

Poster on a door, Rochester, NY. 
Photo by R. Baker, 2012.

solidarity (?) 

movement snapped 
its mystery to a 
corner of my eye, 
and there was 
instant startlement: 
sharp activity should
be tempered by 

I don't endeavor to 
surprise, nor will I 
be swayed by the 
peccadilloes of 
attention grabbers:

I merely wish 
to make eye contact
and nod in agreement 
to our mutual, visceral

Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 

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