Sunday, February 1, 2009

Daily Crawl

Appointment at nine,
Trolley moves at sluggish pace
-morning traffic jam.

Copyright 2009

One Single Impression

18 comments:

Jim said...

Perfect verse for slowly Edward. I've been in many in my working life.
Retirement is nice! I move slowly by my own pace now.
Thank you for bringing memories.
..

WillThink4Wine said...

I feel the anxiety, waiting in this traffic Edward. I go to great lengths to avoid peak-traffic!

Maggie said...

It is hard to keep an appointment when caught in heavy traffic.
I always like to try and leave early ...just in case of the unseen.
Now that I rely on others to get me to my doctor appointments...I remind them to come a bit early.
I hate to be late.

anthonynorth said...

'Tis always the way. Traffic only seems clear when you're in no hurry.

SandyCarlson said...

The "will we ever get there" feeling is always followed immediately by "no, I won't." Beautifully understated, Edward.

Amias said...

I hate traffic jams, and it always seem worst when you got an IRS audit, and don't want to be late.

Pam said...

When you're late, it is difficult to appreciate what is going on around you. You did a great job. I could see the trolley moving and all of the traffic at a stop, tail pipes steaming.

Deborah Godin said...

This reminds me of your Murphy's series!!

Beth P. said...

Can't we all relate to this, one way or another. I want my wait to be like Jim's...I want to be caught in the crux of...what will I watch poke its little head out of the earth today--crocus or dandelion. You know, that kind of traffic jam of consciousness.

Thanks for this nice haiku, Edward.

Quiet Paths said...

Some mornings I am my very own, personal traffic jam.... this says more than is written!

teric said...

The perfect title for this wonderful haiku.

floreta said...

so frustrating! i definitely know this feeling.

JP/deb said...

The collision of slow versus fast ... definitely will create a jam :)

Excellent, JP/deb

fourwindshaiga said...

Perfect for this prompt!

Tumblewords: said...

It's the 'hurry up and wait' syndrome for sure. Great haiku!

spacedlaw said...

I feel for the despair of those stuck in a slow motion they can do nothing to speed up.

Regina Marie said...

Yup..I try to avoid this! I've never been a morning person- (navigating)that is?

gautami tripathy said...

Loved it, edward. It is so relatable..

slowly building it up