Thursday, January 19, 2012

road work ahead (Jonah)

Jonah stands,
      leaning on his shovel,
   by the side of the
                  road, nodding
            with approval
         as we set out the
               traffic cones,
               flashing arrows,
               construction barrels
      narrowing traffic into one
studying the blueprints
      and gazing through the surveyor's
   he smiles as he spots
         the parking lot where all
                the cars will be
            and people will have
            to get out and walk
      ever narrower streets, until
         they are going
                 single file,
            having to turn sideways
               to squeeze through
  that alley called
           No Hope.

So, you pick up the phone
                  and call
      Grace and Daughters
         General Contractors,
   hiring them to take over the
         reminding them of
            the original specs:
   'widen the Way as far
           as possible;
       there are a whole lot
                 of folks
             heading for the Kingdom
    and we want
        to make sure they get there
                      in time for the

(c) 2012 Thom M. Shuman

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