Posts Tagged ‘Utah Transit Authority’

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.

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

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

Hoodied Train Rider: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 5, 2016

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

Lost On Bus 220: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

September 24, 2016

A bus and light rail/
rider is never confused/
‘cept in his home town.

They Should Up Their Game: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku Lament

September 12, 2016

Missionaries Boarding UTAAs the Lord’s servants/
boarded the train, none smiled or/
said hi. So I did.
Smiling LDS Missionaries on UTA Frontrunner Train -- none said hello to me
#WhatIfImNot #DoILookThatPure #EldersUpYourGame #ItsNotThatEarly #MormonMissionary #IHopeItsNotEvilSpeaking

Passing Horses — Southbound Front Runner: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

August 21, 2014

The horses nibble/
on their grass as I pass in/
my own iron horse.

Riding Front RUnner Blind: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 5, 2014

I normally take/
lakeview seats. I’ll switch sides; I/
can’t see anyway.

Safe Text – Riding UTA: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 16, 2014

I discovered a/
sure way to avoid texting/
while driving: Take trains!

OR
I learned a sure way/
to stop texting while driving: /
Take mass transit trains!