7.23.2014

Rush Hour

Highway rocking chair
invites me to set a spell
inviting time-out
watching the traffic go by
to watch cars go by.

9 comments:

  1. I like the repetition at the end of the final two lines - a veritable sensory depiction of the act of watching ~

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  2. thanks... weird little snapshot.

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  3. 'set a spell' is such a lovely American colloquialism.

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  4. i'm always curious about the individuals inside those armored vehicles

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  5. A rush hour traffic is contrary to what it says. It is not rushed. It is slow with lots of frustrations. It can be fun watching though! Rightly said Marian!

    Hank

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  6. Imagining a rocking chair by the side of the road... the back and forth rocking matching the motion of cars continuously passing.

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  7. Great minds, Marian!! I love this one!!! But I wrote one similar but earlier in the morning. Literally and in my poem. It was good siting in the rocker, just watching and meditating.
    5AM for this eight-o'clock-waker I just got the urge (more to it, but that is part of my poem). Wrote it fast, but a fairly long one, on my iPad (beside my bed always at night). But I won't publish it until later, perhaps next Monday.
    ..
    ..

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  8. Could the set back of a traffic jam ever be this rocking chair, I would be grateful. Neat capture.

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  9. there really was a rocking chair on the berm of the highway for several days last week. it tickled me, thinking about how it got there, and why. maybe it escaped from the back of a truck, took flight! and then faced all the cars with a beckoning smirk, "come and rest, you look harried."

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