Each trip by moped
Is a circus act –
And flirt with death on two wheels
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
This haiku doesn’t stand well on its own so I need to mention context of traffic in Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam. I got to experience a bunch of these trips as a passenger while in Viet Nam. This pretty much sums up the experiences, though you can conclude this just watching the traffic. You don’t have to experience it to guess this were true.
On one of these moped trips, I took out a hand cam and recorded this video to give you an idea from a rider’s perspective. Thanks to my cousin Huy who lives in HCMC and took me for this ride.