• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 06

Pudong-Puxi, Shanghai

Shanghai smog surrounds
precariously perched bystander.
Daring if reckless camera stunt;
telegraph pole top he surmounts –
illusion of overtopping Centre Tower.
Still humid, broiling, sticky heat sunset.
– Peaceful interlude; CBD cacophony.
Unperturbed by impending darkness,
'Telegraph Pole Man' stares into abyss
above the stresses of pulsing city life.
Zen meditation, concentration...oblivion.