Long red light
At intersection, light is red;
I wait my turn to go ahead.
As fifteen seconds twice that, too
A minutes gone; I sit and stew.
A light thats green thats all I seek;
Will it occur at least, this week?
So in my restless state I take
My foot from holding down the brake;
The bumper into crosswalk creeps,
And lo! The light no longer sleeps!
I wonder was it timed that way?
Or did my action hold a sway?
So when a signal just wont budge,
Is patience best, or rather, nudge?
A puzzle unresolved aw, shoot!
Id better take another route.
| Don Munday