A hardy and reliable puller

On streets made of potholes and “no crossing” signs

Which nobody heeds


Maybe it is true that it is

To a man what it is to a warrior

In a horse-drawn chariot


Certainly the stronger and faster

Gives the charioteer a clearer vision

Of triumph


Only this is a war

Where his people battle on smog-permeated streets

And stand on highways beside

“no loading and unloading” signs



For their winged charioteer

To lead them to deliverance.

Photo by Jose Paolo Prado (Vigan)

Published in: on January 18, 2011 at 4:15 am  Leave a Comment  

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