This Is Dangerous!

This is dangerous

Locking eyes with strangers.

I see the danger

‪In looking at beings without really seeing them

‪I see teenagers ‬
‪vulcanizers ‬
‪traders‬

‪I see men and women going here and there

Doing this and that

‪The hawker with baby on back and load on head‬

The swagged out boy selling plantain chips‬

Locking eyes with strangers‬

Looking out from my car windows‬

Trying to read minds‬

‪Wondering if they see mine‬

Is it not dangerous‬
‪To see so many people‬
‪And never see them?

Poetry and photo (c) ATG, December 2017

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