Clackety-Clack (Don’t Look Back)

Barrelling through the early-morning intersection, a bus threatens my toes, which are, admittedly, hanging over the sidewalk’s edge a little too eagerly.  As the gale induced by this no-doubt speed-limit-obeying bus subsides, I step out into the crosswalk, not caring whether the light is with me: the one-way, four-lane thoroughfare …