wandered the streets of hongdae today.
gingko trees all a-flutter & a-falling.
the leaves scattered upon the sidewalks.
students by the hundreds flood the streets,
out shopping & dreaming & searching.
shop upon shop, karaoke, noribang arcades.
stuffed animals by the dozen to win &
strap to backpacks & clutches.
tall cones of ice cream, chocolate waffles,
cat cafes, dog cafes, sheep cafes, raccoon cafes.
just regular hum-drum coffee cafes,
wifi in everyone.
girls everywhere taking selfies …
the sun goes down over this
k-pop in the streets.
dancing, rapping, beat-boxing.
the kids line up to strut their stuff.
mopeds and hite trucks.