Janette Sadik-Khan,
DOT commissioner
of New York City

seems to think the main
challenge to street safety is
not enough short poems.

Thus, her new campaign:
Making bikers and walkers
safer through haiku.

Not good haiku, either.
Certainly not as good as
the ones I can write!

A sudden car door,
Cyclist’s story rewritten.
Fractured narrative.

Too averse to risk
To chance the lottery, yet
Steps into traffic.

Anyway, go figure:
Advocacy groups don't think
this plan is enough:

Safe street designs: check.
But where is the enforcement?
It’s your turn, police.