Munday on Monday: Street work

08/17/2014 9:22 PM

08/17/2014 9:22 PM

Street work

The backhoe, the dump truck, the dozer, the digger,

With mountains of gravel that grow ever bigger;

From daybreak till dark (be it autumn or vernal)

As weeks turn to months (is this project eternal?)

The milling, the filling, the piling in heaps;

Equipment reversing (incessant the beeps)

The neighbors are frazzled, their patience is missing —

So weary of closures, of rumbling, of hissing…

But one day the din and the clamor diminished —

The locals rejoice, for the project is finished.

Don Munday


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