When swimming in a sea of scooters

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When swimming in a sea of scooters
It’s important to catch the best wave

Ok, right after this guy in the blue helmet (we try to swim together) we go
Slow and steady keeping an eye on the current as they swim by before us and behind
All beeping as they pass
Surrounding us as we drift carefully through the school
Singles, doubles, and triples.
The rare quadruple—Against our best judgement we pause to stare and smile

Our feet touch the curb
We come ashore
Safe for now
Mostly
(Look both ways before you cross the sidewalk, we joke)

We walk a bit more, catch our breath, check the map
And dive in again

 

* photo from saigon-online.net

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