STREETS OF BOGOTA
From afar, it's a sprawling monster
with high rise buildings and too many taxis.
Up close, it's central plazas and wide avenues
disappearing into cloudy mountain sides;
busses giving way to horse drawn carts,
while narrow cobbled streets
squeeze locals to work.
Metro workers taking a break,
students off to class,
a city stopping and starting on every block.
400 years, and Bogota city center
looks somehow the same
as it always has.