Shawn L. Bird

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Winter haikus November 25, 2010

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:42 am
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My feet crunch upon

fallen stars glinting under

the glowing street light.


Crystalline twinkles

entrance in the frosty air

with joyful promises.


Driving the highway

frozen lazers fire fury

forced blindness brings fear.



This is the story of my drive home from work this evening.  At 5:30 it is already dark.  As I walked into the parking lot, the snow was so beautiful as it twinkled in the overhead lights.  As I  drove, however, the snow filled the windshield.  It was possible to see only a little bit in front of the car.  A semi -truck roared past on the passing lane, and absolutely filled the air with snow so all the other vehicles were completely blind.  Driving in a dark snow storm is very scary.  You can barely see the road in front of you, and if you hit ice, you can easily be spinning into oncoming lanes.  So- in this series of haikus you see the transition between the picturesque and horrifying aspects of winter!


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