Vibrancy is a euphemism for disorder
We imagine our cities to be vibrant
When what we mean is that they are disorderly
Doesn’t shoegazing imply gazing at one’s own shoes?
I spend my train commute examining the shoes of others.
Feet, too. And not passively either.
No, I inquire to myself — but never aloud —
why this one chose to wear those shoes with that outfit
Or why someone’s ugly toes are adorned with conspicuous paint.