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Betimes I would think twice 'fore jumping reds
But were there none to see me, nor to harm:
no cars approaching, no road-crossing peds:
to go whilst red bade stop raised no alarm

Where lights play out their cycle without heed
of traffic's weight, the flow of cars ignored...
It seems quite mindless, stopping without need;
Delay is such behaviour's sole reward

Defying such mechanistic decree
ought not to stray beyond victimless crime
Unless one perpindicular to thee
should jump the same red light at the same time

For sake of all your bones and blood and brain
Unless shown green, behind the line remain

.andrew lamberton

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