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Posted on December 10, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Town Plow

He cares so much for us he doesn’t

    plow the middle of the road.

He knows the cold can make

    a rink of where we’ll have to walk

 

in the middle of the night

    when the lines are down,

the power out.

    He won’t scrape it to stones

 

freezing to cement.

    Doesn’t want to find us skating

where we should be walking.

    Making a path for his blade

 

to wing back. Tomorrow

    when there’s more road

and the only ice there is

    is in our glasses. And we’re

    

toasting him again, Cornwall’s

    Ken Manchester. Who lifts

his blade when he doesn’t want us

    to be snowed in.  

             — Gary Margolis, Cornwall

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