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Poem: Motorcade in Middlebury

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Posted on October 21, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Motorcade in Middlebury

 

The least I can do is wave

to the Vice-President’s motorcade,

his shaded men. No one knew

 

he’d be driving through, staying

overnight. In the Inn? A B & B?

A donated home. My neighbor says,

 

What’s he doing here? Slowing

afternoon traffic, stopping to wave.

Although with a few days left in his term,

 

why wouldn’t he want to practice

becoming one of us again?

In this season.

 

When the leaves are touted

never to have turned more

orange and red, flashing their brilliant

 

yellows. When the roads are clogged

with visiting peepers, citizens-to-be.

Who come with their cameras and rakes,

 

enough Secret Service to protect

the wind. Isn’t winter biding its time?

Letting the leaves do all they can.

 

For our leaving Vice-President.

One heartbeat away. One star

on our maple flag.

  — Gary Margolis, Cornwall

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