Traffic jam by Abi Tadiwa Furayi
The robot flashes amber
a perpetrator’s sense of control
on a locked crossroad
oblivion to the consequences
of his assumed entitlement
a two-way lane turned into four
by drivers eager to reinforce gender inequality
horns cry out
to what is yet to come
the plight of our mothers and sisters.
a daily routine
between a clutch and an accelerator
in a traffic jam
who will hold down the breaks?
at the traffic lights
as pedestrians stare
at the struggles of the passenger.