distracted NYC pedestrians

Some New Yorkers would rather

walk right into you than wait the second it takes

to divert a collision

if you were a car

if you had a license to drive that body

you'd be wrong

we'd have an accident

are there rules of the pedestrian road?

right side, left side

turning into oncoming traffic

legs twisted mind wandering

now adding to the list of obstacles

multi-tasking, cell phone chatting, texting eyes downward

no seatbelt in this commute