nothing personal…

tourist items
manufactured in china
for
the local market
replicated
indigenous art
sold in
riverbank stalls
by
part-time natives
natives
carving out
an existence
in
a one percent world
complaints
issued
by
travelers
who’ve
already
sold their collective humanity
they are
the commune
of
anesthetized day-trippers
who
outline
verbally
over
an air-conditioned lunch
the crass nature
of
indigenous commerce
commerce
that
replicates
the
world
that provided
their passage
to
this
riverside
market

 

sunday in brisbane…

sunday-in-brisbane

this city
of
bridges
is
surely
the australia
read about
water taxis
scurrying
the length
of the river
while
cyclists
sail on
riverside boardwalks
dodging
runaway children
children
eager
to test
their parents’
mettle
all
this
and more
captured
on
sony sensors
by
tourists
bewildered
tourists
piloted
through the city
by
red-shirted greeters
greeters
as warm
as
a spring day