Something many of us do

Curiosity or criticism?


Two pretty mid-twenty girls

walk by holding hands

steal a quick kiss

and smile as a challenge


An extremely obese woman

in a motorized cart

scowling at the crowd

eyes stare forward in avoidance


The goth teenager

dressed all in black

with an act of bravado

fashion is his death statement


Group of young adults

with many piercings

and extreme haircuts and color

in society wanting to be different


Bikers and artists

tattoo covered bodies

wear leather

a strong show of defiance


Parents with children

loaded down with supplies

patience tested

the look of exhaustion


And when I get up

to walk again

what do other

people watchers

see in me?