May 14, 2007–March 19, 2008
The traffic moves so swiftly and unexpectedly.
I wonder when to cross the street.
I fear for my safety at each major intersection.
And so, in cowardly fashion,
I follow the young stylish woman,
or the middle aged mother with child,
or even the elderly metzmama.
In so doing,
I arrive safely,
but somewhat sheepishly.
It may be a man’s world,
but I follow a woman’s lead.
Copyright Alan Whitehorn. Crossing Yerevan, submitted by the author, is to appear in a volume "Selected Poems" scheduled for fall 2008/spring 2009.