Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Semi in the Night

I woke up in the middle of the night. Happened to look out the bedroom window. In the illumination of my yard light I saw a semi parked outside. It was parked out in the road. No problem, though he could've pulled further off to the side: he pretty much reduced this stretch of gravel road (none too wide as it is) to a one-lane passage. Not that we get much traffic out here in the middle of the night, though we do get some. Mostly pickup trucks, young people out joyriding, someone returning home from town after second shift or after bartime.

The sun was up when I got up early in the morning. The semi was still sitting there in the road. Come to think of it, where could he have been heading, in this remote quarter far from the main thoroughfares? No idea. The semi's engine rumbled to life at 6:40 AM. He pulled out and was on his way at 7:01 AM sharp.

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