Highway construction men working ahead
we are bumper to bumper, stuck in gridlock
“now honey we’re late” temporary delay
kills hours, even character image
pull up the map for an alternative route
maybe a motorcycle, horse or walking shoes
why not a helicopter or blast our way through
wrong day to travel for sure, failure
to contingency plan, now patience or risk
another circuitous way, so collision with
unpredictable events, leads to asset assessment
list options, sit back and wait or burn up air
with fumes, at last, to run out of gas.
© Jan G. Otterstrom F.
June 17, 2014