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2020.06.12: legacy

gleaming in sunlight
a structure of steel and glass
the gift of five cranes

A gift of having a regular route on one’s commute is being able to see changes over time. The source of this “haiku” is the site of a new downtown convention hotel that broke ground two years ago. Here’s a link to a post from back then: sentinels

Posted in haibun

2020.04.27: safe passage

Here it is Monday again and yet I’m not driving to work. Instead I’m looking out across the backside of my property through a neighbor’s garden onto a greenbelt of trees that is vibrantly alive with the colors of spring. Having worked at the same place for 12 years I’ve found all the different ways to go to work when the highways come to a standstill. I’ve taken country roads through scenic farm lands and desolate streets through inner city neighborhoods and everything in between. Yet my favorite commute is the one I’ve been using since the Shelter-in-place order was issued. There are good things that has come from this dreadful virus. Stay safe and have a good week wherever you’re staying or going.

crossing back and forth
squirrels avoid open field
highways in the trees