Traffic lights

Amidst ubiquitous hum of the engines
on a Friday late afternoon,
tapping my fingers on the side windows
waiting my turn in a sea of metallic cages
My thoughts drift away
far from what I would have liked
to lands of introspect and internal reviews
to the uncomfortable venues and shaken grounds
familiar corners and engraved views
I recall the lost opportunities
and the painful farewells
broken promises and overbearing regrets
I try to sum up my blur of existence,
assemble fragments that matter
like a child with a heap of sand
struggling to give it a shape
a strong honk of horn
thankfully brought me back
welcomed by rather hostile show of fists
The light in front of me was indeed green...

Poetry by sagi
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Written on 2016-10-10 at 01:50

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
An interesting existential moment. Sometimes during these short periods of time a lot can go on in your head. Then being forced back into the world throws it all away. Nice.

The psychology of the red light traffic stop when some of our deepest thoughts are set free. I love how well you write and the details in this poem. Usually I think of my best poems at this time, but are forgotten by the time I reach my destination. I enjoyed reading this.