What the hell was he doing there unsupervised?
– An arterial road at 8:20 a.m,
work traffic, school traffic, out of city traffic
a zebra crossing
he did …. then didn’t
stepping on … then off … to the edge
Would have been called intellectually handicapped once
not sure what the now politically bowdlerised would be.
He is confused,
vehicles are confused stop .. go… go …stop … back on the curb.
I can’t – a 50-year-old male –
out of the question, but
it’s just a matter of time until ….
I see an early 40’s woman, parking her car
I point and explain.
Got it she says
she takes him by the hand, to the other side.
She can – I couldn’t,
it’s the way the world these days
men are in danger, helping a child in danger.