hum, city, hum

              we ask
          is walking and freedom the same thing?
                      the way we step
        into stride
                  with the soft scissors of our metronome arms
                      sometimes we hum
Photo: Tarragona, Spain
Text: The opening lines of the poem 'the act of walking'
from the series 'hum, city, hum', published in the book, 
Delicate Access (2004)

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