Just Wondering If you wander around at 3 AM the city seems deserted: the streets are empty, the only sound is generators humming in monkish devotion, yet the street lamps shine on and the traffic lights continually change for invisible soundless vehicles the mechanics of the beast we've created grinding on without us and what if there is some apocalyptic cataclysm and we all disappear overnight - how long will the traffic lights keep on changing? Joanne Fisher
This poem first appeared in Spin 30.
When I was still at university I used to go to parties and wander home in the early hours of the morning. Not something I would do these days. This thought struck me one time when wandering home after watching the traffic lights continually change with no traffic. I think the answer is probably a couple of days at most.
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