brakes screech, fender thumps;
another car hits the speedbump.
A boombox strolls by on shoulders;
make da circle beega!*
and the young guns sing along.
and the man, hot faced, shouting;
how long must I wait at the gate?
wailing protest; hier’s nog huismoles.*
Birds, disturbed, scream at dawn;
A poet once said they were scared …
of flying …
not of us;
or our suburban symphony.
©Cindy Taylor 2010
* make da circle beega – a current SA pop song ‘Make the circle bigger’.
* hier’s nog huismoles – here’s more domestic violence.