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 Stories/Poems: A Poem: Weak Bridge Ahead


Weak Bridge Ahead
by Gary Lindorff

Look at that sign.

Shall we take our chances?

I wonder how many people turn around here, you say.

You can’t always trust signs.
They might have fixed the bridge
And forgot to remove the sign. . .

That is very unlikely, you say.
Look for omens
Just to be on the safe side.

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A sudden gust of wind,
Funny looking cloud,
Bird reversing its direction,
Listen to the song that’s playing on the radio
For clues –

“Stop me on the corner. . .
but who am I to tell you
where it’s ‘sposed to go. . .”

Maybe all the bridges are weak
Around here.

Try everywhere, you say.

Visualize safe crossing.

You say you picture us driving into a breach!
How come we haven’t passed anybody
going the other way?

Probably nothing to worry about.
We can’t let one measly sign
Turn us around.

The future is across that bridge, you say resignedly.
. . .But what if the future is behind us.

If we shy from crossing
We’re just driving scared
And maybe, as you say, there are no safe bridges anymore.
This may be a rare honest sign.
. . .And, you know, I feel as though I’ve
Been here before.
But I was younger then.
Not so desperate.

Now you’re with me, you say.
I want to get to a place
Where people care about each other.

And they tend gardens, you say,
And they know what it means
To wake up in the morning with a dream.

Lately I’ve noticed that all the new bridges
Cross to places where everything is brittle, or falling apart.

Including the bridges, you say.

That would be funny if
The weak bridge wasn’t coming into sight.

I gun it.


This poem by Gary Lindorff was reprinted courtesy of: ThisCantBeHappening.net


ThisCantBeHappening.net was founded in 2004 as a blog by Dave Lindorff in a quixotic one-man effort to afflict the powerful. As the site gained recognition and readers, Dave realized that it would take more than one journalist to cause any significant degree of affliction. He approached three long-time colleagues, John Grant, Linn Washington and Charles M. Young, and asked if they would be interested in joining him to form a news collective. All three, sharing Dave's profound frustration with the shallowness and fawning complicity of the establishment corporate media (and with the establishment not-for-profit media, too), signed on with alacrity and a shared desire to raise hell.


[01 October 2011]

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