On The Road (3 limericks)

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On the road in New Brunswick, Canada

Life depends on what the calendar says

Scheduled meetings and errands, more or less

If written it will happen

And otherwise, forgotten

Smartphones help but complicate the process

Rare time for travel is the time to breathe

And discover the truths that lie beneath

But when heat trumps the shower

And the stench has the power

You mask displeasure and in silence writhe

When playing for a crowd you know your place

Packed lunches backstage in a tiny space

Although on the occasion

That calls for celebration

The band stars in a bacchanalian craze

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Former presidential speechwriter, still a musician; writes about urban gridlocks. Will work full time for the planet. Harvard Kennedy School ‘14 🇵🇭

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