Ways of the Road

by Harshita Das aged 15

The roads are alive,
They breathe and operate
With all the complexity
Of an ecosystem

We all adhere
To unspoken rules
A remarkable cooperation

In the bottom of the food chain,
There are the pedestrians
Walking along the corners
Always out of the way

The trucks and the buses
Are at the top of the food chain
Sometimes unable to even see
Those down below

Bicycles make way for bikes,
Motorbikes switch lanes for cars
Cars swerve out of the way for buses
And everyone agrees that pedestrians are helpless insects

Such are the ways of the road

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