Monday, February 05, 2007

Haiku/Gesundheit (Volume XXXIX)

to the man wearing ski goggles with his window rolled down, driving 60 mph in subzero weather

red in cheek and nose
i shiver just watching you
coffee is on us

i wonder if this is what the guy in the aforementioned haiku felt like

part i
i'm quite thirsty but
the kitchen pipes are frozen
and now i am too

part ii
this begs the question:
what's the freezing point for tears
hope it's not fifty
who i am kidding, our situations are only remotely similar

denver to jersey
kansas window malfunction
worst move home EVER
in conclusion

i'm sorry to think
what you signify for me
"it could've been worse"


James Burnett said...

I like your haiku. So this dude was really driving w/goggles on and his windows down in cold weather? I would love to have heard the story behind that move.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

James - I may jot down some prose in regards to the ski goggle guy. I actually do know part of the story, as he pulled in a few cars behind us when we stopped to take a break. We felt so badly for him (it was -15F with the windchill even before taking into account the fact that he was driving on a highway with his window down), we gave him money to grab some coffee, a ski mask... or a clear plastic bag and some adhesive.

XOXO said...

Ah...Haikus. I love them.

Anonymous said...

OK, now I am cold...

Um, the freezing point actually drops because it isn't pure water anymore. Kind of like salting roads. I only mention this because, sadly, that was the first thing I thought of when I read that haiku. I am such a geek.

I am thinking there really isn't enough coffee in the world for that guy.