Thursday, March 13, 2008

Road Work

The highway crew
like medics in the battlefield
of winter
drives their yellow dump truck
with cold patch
down our road every day
on their route through town
with shovels ready to
spread the healing asphalt.
The truck rolls by slow
as the men search for potholes
to fill
cracks and splits in the skin of the road
rents in the pavement
the cold bullets of winter
have blown wide.
And where they find a fresh injury
they stop and dress the wound
then continue on their way
searching for more
casualties of this season.

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2 Responses to “”

  1. noahthegreat said

    Ooh, I have nothing to say. I enjoyed it, though.

  2. Pam said

    This was really nice. I have never thought of a road crew as anything but an inconvenience. I will now think of them as healers.

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