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Traffic Jam
larrylark

Wishing to travel quickly,
 1
we envy flight of slick cyclists
 2
lane clean as a whistle,
 3
smoothly moving on their uncluttered highway.
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An ambulance siren’s heard.
 5
Has to travel faster than
 6
the early morning bus full  
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gazing sullenly at its blacked out windows.
 8
 
 
We slow It ignores red lights,
 9
sways, vanishing out of sight
 10
while we, relieved, slip back into gear.
 11
Lifes stakes are fearfully high,
 12
one miss timed heartbeat away.
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.
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The traffic’s funereal march proceeds,
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reprieved, as if by settling a debt.
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10 Aug 17


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