steel band
the oil drums
that drive us

3 Responses

  1. Sue Burke Says:

    A lot of meaning packed into just a few words!

  2. Bill Kenney Says:

    clouds parting
    a street musician
    strums the blues

  3. haikuapprentice Says:

    Wonderful verse Dave. I love the theme, which to me celebrates modern life emblemized through the humble oil drum.
    A beautiful and artistic re-purposing of both the familiar "oil drum" for a poetic as well as musical use – inspiring better use of what we might take for granted.
    Even vinyl records are made from oil!
    And there is a dancing rhythm in this poem which carries us along – beyond the 3 lines and into the rest of the day.
    Clever, inspiring poetry – thank you for sharing this Dave.


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