Friday, June 29, 2012

The Commuter Haiku

Dump trucks and the stuff
loosely tied to the back of
trucks ...and my windshield

The squirrel bounds across
Adorning the road with a
Perfect scalloped edge

In winter the trees
Near the street drag shadows and
sunlight like barcodes

Why do you drivers
Always obey the speed limit
What are you hiding? 

A highway at dawn
The meat of the nightly dead
Road kill uncovered

I spend too much of
My commute in second gear
Damn these traffic jams

You driving that car
Too close to the back of me
I hope I don't brake.