A Racing Commute, poetry by Linda Marie Hilton at Spillwords.com
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A Racing Commute

A Racing Commute

written by: Linda Marie Hilton

 

Water coming at you
As you drive through the rain
Bereft of windshield wipers
As you try so hard to gain
Just an extra ten minutes
To dash into the Walmart
To buy a package of diapers
For your wee bairn
Left with doting grandma
While you work a ten-hour day.
Your husband a deployed guardsman,
Guarding democracy abroad:
Life is a time bound struggle
No matter where you look
You rarely have time enough
To read a well written book.
You slow down before that curve
Which should you hydroplane
Through would dump you
Tumbling into a ravine
No doubt crushing your head.
“Caution is the better part of valor”
Blinks in neon in your brain
As you hurry scurry rush
Through the torrential rain.

Linda Marie Hilton

Linda Marie Hilton

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Linda Marie Hilton moved to NYC in her early 20's and resided there over a decade. She studied oboe, dreaming of becoming an orchestral musician, starved, studied accounting and became an accountant, starved. She moved out west, starved and became a poet. She is the author of "Words of a Feather Hawked Together."
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