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Move

September 29, 2017

Crosing

Ride the zebra across.

Blur your pasts and futures into the present.

We barely recognise those next to us.

I know you, but not this street or its language of

hashed lines and dashes. I came here sure of reasons,

uncertain of consequences. Like you, perhaps.

Is that something we keep

as our faces distort in each other’s stride?

The crossing here’s risky. No looking. No help anyway:

All the signs and symbols are meaningless.

Don’t look down and if you don’t stumble

don’t smile yet – It’ll come. Just move forward.

Keep going. Don’t stop moving towards something.

Don’t look back or you’ll never escape,

if that was your reason for crossing.

Just look straight if you had a reason

for moving forward at all.

_____________________________

Goldbot – Xiamen 2015.

A poem and photograph from a Photo/Poetry project in Xiamen, China.

Picture courtesy of Asaka a local photographer from Xiamen.

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