Friday, July 02, 2010

Lifestyle Tourist

My life is a foreign land to you.

You pass through with binoculars,
notebook and camera, to capture
my quaint customs, unique features,

I flinch from your gaze,
not ready to bare my soul to you,
an arrogant stranger with no respect
for my personal space.

You return to your own world
full of stories of me,
how good it was
getting to know me.

The value of cultural exchange.

Previously published in Envoi

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

It does seem like this: some
people come to know us as they
would some exotic creature.
Looking through a lens -that keeps
them safe yet invades their
Very perceptive.