Where Traffic Should Be

Written by: Glenn Sentes

Only wheeled things come in traffic And not the meek earth-tilling brown hands Coerced to stoop low, dogged to contrabands. Spirits and bones chastised by stick, A contract avowed played on a trick. Now on the edge of cliff justice stands. Only wheeled things come in traffic. A trafficker should exist only in the lanes To impede the hustling racing bands and not to sell others’ flesh and brand these humans whore in chains. Only wheeled things come in traffic. © Glenn L. Sentes Adjudged 8th Place in Nette Onclaud's "Rondine the Traffic of Life" Contest 07-31-2012