Traffic Lights

Gloria Young, Staff Writer 


The rules are simple;

Green means go, 

Yellow, slow down,

Red is a stop. 


If you’re slick enough

To go through red,

You’ll either get a ticket 

Or get by scott free. 


The same rules applied 

To my first semester 

At college. 

Or at least I thought. 


The thrill of going through sets of green, 

Getting to the destination 




That should have been 

Yellow or red, 

Were green. 


I went through 

A red light, 

And barely recovered 

From damages. 


I went through 

A yellow light, 

And got off with a warning. 


I’m hesitating now, 

At every green light. 

Afraid they’re suppose 

To be red or yellow.