Thousands of Tiny Taps Almost at Once
Almost frozen rain drops bounce
off slanted glass: molten BBs
the second impact of which
humans can barely detect.
The defroster-warmed windshield
lubricates the basal slide,
a glacial race across car parts
toward salted road like wrist blood
down fingers. Red and blue sirens
intermittently flash blinding,
weary authority from cops, ambulances,
and plow apparatus-strapped pickups.