Clearing the Car

I parked the car backwards at the front

of the driveway prepared to pull out.

A Nor’easter was rambling

and as expected, blanketed

us with a lot of snow.

Slowly, inch by inch, hour by hour

it piled up, covering

everything earthbound.

Covering eyesore and beauty

with quiet equanimity,

regardless of stature.

Transformed by change,

empowered by embrace,

landscape becomes snowscape.

In between, I would venture out

to shovel a path

and cultivate my oneness.

Finding a way in the snow,

Gently pushing with little flinging,

I join the flakes transformation.

With indifference,

I make it to the car –

still bound it waits.

We must be prepared

to be on our way.

Seeing is most important.

Trunk and hood cleared,

windows and lights cleared,

we are ready to cleave.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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