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.

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Crystalline twinkles

entrance in the frosty air

with joyful promises.

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Driving the highway

frozen lazers fire fury

forced blindness brings fear.

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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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