I was about to cross the street when I noticed a pattern all too familiar — 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. A haiku.
I was taken aback and, out of excitement, pulled my friend out of traffic for her to see it. I was ecstatic.
This haiku is by John Morse and is part of the NYC Department of Transportation’s Curbside Haiku, a safety education program and public art campaign that’s dispersed throughout the city.
It was a weekend of poetry, and I could not have been happier.