poem #35

A robot trundled towards the package,
probing with a silver arm,
the bridge and interstates held their breath
and watched the small explosion
of the pinhole camera fastened there
to watch the crossroads and track the sun.

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This is a sijo, a Korean poetic form. I can’t format the line breaks correctly, but the second, fourth, and six lines should all be indented slightly to indicate they are part of the previous line.

This poetic form should have a twist, so I wrote about the current events in Atlanta, where a suspicious package on a bridge shut down I-85 and I-75 for two hours. The police destroyed it, and it was later determined to have been a pinhole camera placed there by a college student for an art class assignment.

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