Chennai

Filthy

Grit

Grime

Congestion

Layers of dirt collecting on my skin

Commerce

Capitalism

This was not a gift

Slums on the beach

Slums under bridges

Slums across from wealth

Horns honking

Vehicles converging on the same point from five difference directions

No traffic lights

Institutional yielding?

Posters for SEX problems

Painted detailed portraits on the street of political figures 

More dirt

More garbage

More horn honking

NO GARBAGE CANS

Cities and materialism

But nowhere to put all that stuff

Make and consume

Make and consume

Like the Dr. Seuss book

“Unless someone like you you cares a whole awful lot

It’s not going to get better

It’s not”