Tuesday, July 27, 2010


He knew that they must be Japanese.
They bowed politely to one another when
they walked in before the morning meeting.
He can’t help but wonder what it would be
like if Americans bowed to one another this way
upon seeing each other or before starting work.

Later that day, he tells his cab driver what
he saw and what he’s been thinking about-
If we had to bow, would we better off?
Would we be more polite, would we be kinder,
would we be better workers and better at math?

I think it’s too late for us to start that now, is what
the cabbie said turning onto Pennsylvania Avenue.

1 comment:

Nithin R S said...

This is something i like about Japanese. No matter how developed they are as a nation, they keep their traditions intact.