By Charles Robert Lindholm 1-16-2017 @ 11:07 p.m.

The travelers come

across the open space

mostly in the mornings

at daybreak


Their pace is random

sometimes in a hurry

to be somewhere

and sometimes with a

leisurely stroll

pausing to smell the roses


they are fun to watch

but we worry

about the crossing

they have to make


there is no crosswalk

and no signs

where they choose to

go across a four lane road


the crossing spot varies

from day to day

as well as their mood

from disdainful to crazy

in a heartbeat


the cars stop

but close calls happen

and once in awhile

a tragedy

We worry about the crossing

and the fawns!

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5 thoughts on “THE CROSSING

  1. I like how you lead the reader through the poem creating an image and then hitting them with the last line. I thought, as I was reading, that we were talking about humans and my mind was beginning to question their stupidity. The last line brought it all together. An excellent piece Charles.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for the kind words. They are greatly appreciated coming from you!!!

      It was a fun piece to do. I loved the mini twist at the end too. I love that in movies too. Everyone looking to the right and it ends up being on the left. Really loved your Bully post. I hope you don’t mind me posting a pingback to it here??

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