Traffic Signal

23 Feb

Poverty does have a face. During my driving stint, I came across the traffic signal revelation, that fleeting second between red and green…..

A thingly woman holds a thing

A baby drugged with dreams

Gear change, the interlude chatter in the brain

What is that? An empty bottle, a ploy to ask for more,

The woman cleans her teeth with her fingers, windows are safe

Screens to hide in. She cleans her teeth again

With the cloth around her thing, a baby blanket put to use.


Release the clutch, move ahead, forget

The molecules rearranged with conviction

Be a responsible driver, be responsible.


© neelthemuse, 2012


Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Children


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6 responses to “Traffic Signal

  1. SandySays1

    February 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Inspiration is everywhere.


  2. granbee

    February 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Wonderful descriptions here of how we ALL get momentarily distracted while driving. Other drivers really can be amazing in their idiocentricities. Wonder what they think of us?


  3. neelthemuse

    February 24, 2012 at 4:55 am

    The more you think about driving the more questions that come up! Thanks for reading granbee:)


  4. neelthemuse

    February 24, 2012 at 4:56 am



  5. Subha

    February 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I have personally felt that observing people is the best at a traffic signal…


  6. neelthemuse

    March 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Thank you Subha! You are so right….



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