Today I crept slowly along in my car,
Holding up the ice-cream man from his business in the park.
Past lovers meeting for clandestine encounters,
Past children playing on the grass.
I inched behind people parked up for a lunchtime picnic,
I blocked a man from backing out of his carpark.
I worked hard not to make eye contact
With inconvenienced commuters.
A legless seagull was out from a stroll,
Causing a traffic jam.
Perhaps he has suicidal thoughts.