Amidst the gunning grime
of car engines
and windy stench of diesel,
tar and rubber of tires

the eyes of a boy
remain fixated
on the crosswalk
before him –
unfazed by his hair’s attempts
to block his view.

Unfazed as well by the
swirling sands
at a construction site
to his right
he patiently awaits
an outstretched hand
to ferry him across.

Captivated by his silent voice
you oblige –
unfazed by your own haste.

"The L-rd said to Moses: “Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the children of Israel and let them cross.” (Exodus 14:15)

“Perfect trust in G-D [means trusting] even when there is no apparent source from which one’s assistance came come.” (Letters of the Rebbe Rayatz, Vol VI, p. 398, Elul 3, 5702)

Poet's explanation:
You may have noticed that children waiting to be ferried across the street by a helping hand often won't even bother to look around for help; they are so confident that someone will step up to do the job on their behalf. In fact, it's nearly impossible to walk by - regardless of how rushed we are - without lending a hand precisely because of their simple faith.
This poem connects that faith with our faith in G‑d which was manifested at the Splitting of the Sea.