# 1,231: shopping

leaves on the trees confused
the zigzags of the bridge
black daredevilry quick on
motorcycles lose the image
as legs slack to the side
like defunct fish fins
approaching traffic lights
see misted through visors
underhull sea-lights
& the shop I’m asking for
blazed in the same colours
as every other shop around here
(every other shop around here)
I would have answered when
they asked for money but
they’d already looked away
anyway safe in what tourists
didn’t know, that those at the
back of bus stops board first