Her SUV sits
fully across the sidewalk
she is engrossed
talking to her ear
chewing the mouthpiece
facing the street
wrong way in a one way
as I approach on foot

Should I risk injury
in front of her
or behind her

Perhaps I should
fall on my knees
and worship
one so exhalted
as to grant herself
this pride of place

Prudence rules
I stop and wait for her
to commit

She turns toward me
sees me idly
and proceeds
into traffic
chewing her plastic cud
heading for the barn

Thank you
O ministry of motor vehicles
for permitting me to
view this apparition


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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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