I have learned to LISTEN closely for the train
I know when to run for the train
Which way is it going??
North or South
EAST OR WEST
i have learned to WAIT for the BUS
just in case I am running LATE
I know when to run for the Bus…and when the Bus driver will wait
or when he will just leave me standing there waving
I have learned when to just walk and listen to my IPOD
because only in a blue moon or a New Dawning will the bus drivers in the Bronx wait or stop to pick you up.
OH, like when PRESIDENT OBAMA won presidency… That was like a NEW DAWNING. I caught the bus. The bus driver even greeted Me.
I have learned when to SPEAK and when not to SPEAK and
Just in case I speak when I should have not spoken
I know when to pick up my walking pace.
oh, like when that man said good morning
not everybody wishes each other a good morning
are you wishing everyone who passes by a good morning or
I’ll say good morning and
walk a little faster- JUST IN CASE
I’ve learned when to look
when to pay attention
or when to simply ignore
Like. A Beggar. when to ask and when not to ask.
or like a driver. when to go and when not to Go.
And I learned all of this living in the Bronx