Swinging in my chair, and
Stirring my coffee again.
Cigarette smoke permeates;
Lung disease won’t scare here.
From just across the river,
bullets had sprayed these streets.
Over the years, people had run
With their groceries and children.
Now we can meander along, and
Dangle our feet over that river.
Bird song and traffic fill the breeze.
We ponder our choice of ice cream.
Education, business acumen
All present, yet a dire status quo.
Why is your country overlooked
With hearts and shops so ready?
Searching for words; the strife
So unexpected. You interject,
McDonald’s opened to crowds.
I commiserate in reply.
Questions go unanswered.
Tell us exactly,
what prompted the fighting?
Capital’s arrival is delayed.
Buy it. Read it. Let me know what you think.