Mom made a mistake
In the map she gave me.
“Go straight” it said,
But how could it be
So different from what it claimed?

She missed out
Important information:
Mobile obstacles
Around the whole area.

Left, right
Circle around
The loud, large group,
The pairs
(Which I met with
Deadly stares)
Darting away
From the lethal heels,
Occasional trolleys,
The baby pram.

Away from the crowd
I heave a sigh of relief
Away from the noise
I finally have peace.