the pedestrian

Original Text: 
  • Shannon Bramer, suitcases and other poems (Toronto: Exile Editions, 1999): 53.
  • 1i never cross against the
    2signal, can't get the knack
    3of the green light. so afraid
    4of cars and turning i'm
    5unsure of the thing telling me
    6to go. forever
    7confounded by yellow
    8and convinced under red
    9there is some hidden meaning.
    10green, my friends say, is the only
    11way to move forward, green
    12green, they warn: is a friendly
    RPO poem Editors: 
    Ian Lancashire
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