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Thu, 03 Dec 2009

Winter vs. private transportation

The plow-blade lane's not quite the same
As where I'd drive when roads are sane,
But snowfall hides the road today
And so I look for asphalt grey
Whereon to wriggle 'round the turns
As hatchbacks wait like snakes in urns
To pop out from behind snowdrifts,
While minivans who drive like gits
In rain or shine, hail, sleet, or snow,
Beside me, left and right, they go,
Only to stop for semi-trucks
That waddle through the turns like ducks
(Dromornithids, that feast on men)
Then, going, let me go again,
Until my car and I regain
Our home along the plow-blade lane.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008

Winter makes an entrance

Fog across the road at noon?
No! It's snow!

Thu, 02 Nov 2006

Pumpkin season

A day's thaw
only the torsos of snowmen remain

Thu, 16 Feb 2006

Before the storm, and after

  1. Bands of frost obscure the moon
    one after another

  2. A frisson of awe
    Nature's power triumphant:
    The malls have shut down.

Thu, 17 Nov 2005

November proceedeth

Last week, my coat first felt the air
Today I want long underwear.

Thu, 10 Nov 2005

At a bus stop in November

My apartment was warm this morning
so deceptive

Mon, 25 Jul 2005

On a stopped bus in July

Outside, a cooling wind
and lightning

Mon, 19 Jul 2004

Procrastination vs. ophthalmology

Many things are far
Why did no one tell me this?
I like the far things.

Wed, 10 Dec 2003

Telephony vs. public transportation

He knows the route well
Still, I would not drive a bus
with cell phone in hand

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