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THE SAFARI (from the “Urban Fortresses” series)

They come to “rough it” in urban settings

in stark contrast to those from whence they came.

Suburban thrill seekers “hunting” big game.

Air be and bees or nightly subletting?

They set out to explore their surroundings:

walking sticks in hands; cameras in tow;

rapid transit maps guide them as they go

hiking through urban jungles- hearts pounding!

They smile, nod, and try to keep it moving

as they pass natives who may be restless.

Discomfort exposed by their cheeks’ redness,

thoughts of stereotypes they might be proving.

They came seeking exotic diversion.

What they got was poverty immersion.


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