Day 4: Potholes

It’s a big joke in Chicago.  The potholes.  First we complain about how cold it is, then we argue over whether “dibs” is okay, then we start talking about potholes.  Except they aren’t so funny and they really, really aren’t funny this year.  In fact, they are the worst they have ever been.  This was my drive to work this morning.

Vroom, vroom break


Vroom vroom break


vroom, swerve, vroom, swerve


swerve. swerve, swerve

This went on for awhile like a real life version of Mario Kart.  At least I have the location of the more major ones down now.

Silent car killers lay waiting

to munch or crunch your tire.

lurking in the dark of night

beneath a muddy puddle

jaws stretched wide

hungry for a bite.


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7 thoughts on “Day 4: Potholes

  1. Two years and finishing strong...

    They are so ‘hungry’ in the burbs…. and the washboard bumpy roads too. I can’t even drink my coffee without it being in my lap. Loved your poem. xo

  2. Maine has killer pot holes and frost heaves. Heaven help you if you don’t see one lying there in the road! It would be one thing if running over them would kill them, but it just seems to make them stronger!

  3. Love the humor followed by the more serious poem. I can just see the jaws on those pot holes. They are horrible in MN this year too! Like picture it as a video game with the pot hole as an evil character.

  4. Yes, you’ve managed to keep your sense of humor intact – which is more than I can say for myself. The pot holes in our neck of the woods are out of control.

  5. A major side effect of winter. I’ve hit one or two potholes and wondered how I didn’t have a flat tire! Drive safely!

  6. I so agree with all of the comments above – but the image that struck me the most was the one of jaws taking a bite. Truly enjoyed your post.

  7. Potholes are the scourge of winter. They seem to multiply during the day. Keep swerving!

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