Poem of the Day- January 29th

Poem of the Day- January 29th

On the Pavement

by John Hegley

 

Sauntering along alone I hear other busier footsteps behind me.

Not feeling threatened but awkward

I wonder, should I slow down my walking

and let them get by as soon as possible

or shall I imperceptibly quicken to a higher gear

before they are near enough to notice?

Ah, it's OK, it sounds like they've just fallen over.