Congestion At The Pedu Junction
Horns honk as the traffic officer
directs dozens of tro tros, taxis, buses and trucks
through the busy Pedu intersection.
We enter the junction and instantly
what were two lanes of movement
become three, four and even five.
Horns beep as everyone inches forward.
Drivers holler to friends in other vehicles
only inches away in the crowded junction.
Motorcycles maneuver among cars, trucks, buses
while bicycles hug the edge of the road
trying not to fall into the concrete drainage ditches lining the street.
Above it all we hear the sound of the Tro Tro ...