Traffic Life : Passionate Tales and Exit Strategies
Edited by Stephan Wehner
An Anthology
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 10                  Once Upon a Time  became trapped within the stomachs of the living beings. Woman said, 'Let us stay home with our CD player and our telephone and our comfortable furniture.' Man answered unto her, 'I miss the comforts of home too, but we have car payments.' Man tinkered yet again, and the automobile became married to the CD player, and the telephone, and all the comforts of home. Mankind thought all was well, but the automobile had become the SUV and the four-wheeled monster now ruled over mankind. And mankind said, 'Oh to be like the turtle who is master of his house.'
 The Basho of Honk     Aaron Naparstek                          There are only three                  types of drivers-the morons,                        the insane, and me                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gruesome hit-and-run                         fatalities up ahead                        how awful-I'm late                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our new minivan                      so many cup holders it                        needs a dishwasher        All poems are excerpted from Aaron Naparstek's book, 'Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage,' Villard 2003. For more information and a place to write and contribute your own honku visit Aaron's web site: www.honku.org

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