Again this year I will be writing a poem a day to celebrate National Poetry Month. It's my FOURTH YEAR in a ROW of writing a poem a day for the A to Z Challenge. My first year theme was Animals, the second was lobster boat names, and last year was Maine authors. This year my poems will be paired with photos of signs I've taken the past few years. Signs have always fascinated me. Sometimes it's the mistakes on them, sometimes the different ways the language can be taken, and sometimes it's the surroundings that go with it.
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Amusing or Aggravating Side note: That's a good number..1320 can be rearranged to 0,1,2,3. Then 3+1=4. And 2+3=5. And 1+2+3=6. So we can use these number to reach to 6, this way (0,1,2,3,4,5,6). If you multiply 2 and 3 and then add the 1 we get 7. Then 2 to the 3rd power is 8, and 3 to the 2nd power is 9. Then put the 1 in front of the 0 and we get 10 (0,1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,8,9,10). There. Did it. I just wanted to show you what my husband and kids have to put up with when we are too long behind a car with good numbers on their plate. Yes, I really do this. I ApologiZe. (Oh, great, I've just gone up to 1317 already! Back to the drawing board...or abacus...)
At long last it's the first of April. So let's get started...And Away we go!
A is for Airport!
need to get
to the airport fast?
Sorry, you're on ninety-three.
get you there
it's the wrong highway,
you need that one there, you see.
climb over the rails
get your wheels up really high;
is on higher ground
that lofty route to the sky.
and then you will find
the airport is in that lane;
if you can do that,
do you really need a plane ?
©Donna JT Smith, 2015
This sign was photographed on my way home from the front seat on a bus from Boston to Maine in a blizzard. It was not a fun trip. I don't usually care if I have my seatbelt on in a bus. I put mine on. But as my husband said, a bus in a snowstorm usually just ends up stuck in a snowbank. That was reassuring, but he wasn't there, and the trip was over by the time he said that. And I could see many cars we would hit first before any snowbank had a chance to stop us. It was not a fun trip...but I repeat myself. Let me stop here before I say it was not a fun trip again. Because it wasn't a fun trip. At all.
AAA (Another Anecdotal Aside):
Do you see where the center line is? Yes, that is where we were, too. Often that was not visible. For a while we just followed a blinking orange light in a cloud of white. I realized after a while there were actually two blinking lights that were on a snowplow, but you couldn't always see both lights, and only could see the snowplow when we passed it. Passed it? Yes. Why would he pass it? I don't know. Maybe he thought it was going too slowly in the blizzard.
Oh, before this turns into B is for Blizzard...
A is for Airport - it was closed that day.
B will be here tomorrow and it won't be for Blizzard.