Posts Tagged ‘UTA’

A Better Example Than I Am: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

January 26, 2017

All of us/
on the afternoon #45 bus/
shook our heads/
in disgust/
or rolled our eyes/
or grimaced/
as we tried/
to avoid face-to-face/
with the disheveled/
probably homeless/
man who rocked out/
to tunes/
on his iPhone,/
loud,/
obnoxious/
swearing.

All of us,/
that is,/
but the sun-tanned/
young woman/
who was just/
coming home from work/
at Smith’s/
or some other grocery store/
neatly uniformed, /
smiling,/
and, /
(as she revealed later,)
heading to her halfway house,/
to her recovery place./

She simply smiled/
at the man,/
and pointed at her ears./
(At last!/
Someone is going to/
say something!)

But, /
when he said “WHAT!?!”,/
she reached into her backpack,/
and handed him,/
gifted him,/
a pair of earphones.

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Sunrise Surprise Rolling Art Show: Revolutionar ImproVerse Haiku

November 30, 2016

Watch closely from trains/
to get your own personal/
sunrise and art show.Rolling Sunrise Surprise Art Show: View from FrontRunner Commuter Train east toward graffitied box cars

Two Ducks And The Morning Train: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 29, 2016

Two ducks try to keep/
up with my train. They fail. It’s/
fun to watch them try.
2 Ducks Race FrontRunner, Nov 2016, Jordan River between Lehi and Draper

Vacationing Couple Not Engaged Jealousy: Romantic ImproVerse Free Verse Lament

November 21, 2016

Disconnected Couple on the train -- Come On, Man! Pay attention to her!Where had they been,
this connected couple
with vacation luggage
on the train?

What intimate moments
had they shared?
would it continue
now they’d landed
and were on the final leg
toward home?

She looked longingly
at him,
but he was buried
in his electronic device,
reading messages and posts
from those he barely knew.

Yearning for him,
she softly,
gently,
unbuttoned her raincoat,
revealing her
feminine,
pink,
softly-covered
iPad.

She turned it on.

Only then
did he look
in her direction,
not at her sweet face,
her tender hands,
her golden hair,
her luscious lips,
her deep self that had been his.

He glanced,
instead,
at her
flickering screen,
wondering not
what she thought,
(For his ears were plugged)
but what she was looking at.

Satisfied,
he turned back
inside himself.

Jealous,
I wanted to slap him!
“Come on, man!!!”
I thought.

But instead,
I gazed out her window
until I caught her eye.
Then I passed her
a small, sad smile,
as if to say
“I’m sorry.”

If only.

Early Morning FrontRunner Window Seat: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 17, 2016

I’d hoped to get some/
sleep, but the new snow-covered/
views kept me awake.
First snow, view from the FrontRunner train, 8:50 a.m. Provo to SLC

Early Morning View Missing You: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku Lament

November 17, 2016

I miss your house, your/
backyard, garden, trees, view. But/
mostly I miss you.
A view into her backyard from FrontRunner commuter train Northbound, 830 a.m. November morning

First Skiff Of Snow — Train View #2: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

November 17, 2016

Hoarfrost and a skiff/
of new snow make my train trip/
go more pleasantly.
FrontRunner view of the hoarfrost marsh, Jordan River between Lehi and Bluffdale, first snow, Nov. 2016

Not My View — Train View #1: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 17, 2016

Folks say the view from/
the train is always the same./
They don’t see my view.
New Snow view from FrontRunner Commuter Train, UTA, Nov 2016, first snow
FrontRunner Train View #2, skiff of new snow

Commuter Train Conundrum: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

November 16, 2016

The main downside of/
riding the rails is: I can’t /
keep dancing topless.

Hoodied Train Rider: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 5, 2016

Wearing my hoodie,/
though the train’s packed, nobody/
sits by gangsta me.
#ThugLife