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A Distorted View

November 11, 2022

The windshield offers

A distorted view

Making it a pane

To see the world

As it really might be

Just in front of me

Invisible protection

About two feet away

One quarter inch thick

With a slight UV tint

Curved at the edges

Doesn’t obscure

What I see

Merely warps

What is coming at me

From zero to sixty

Yet, in a way it is like

A glass bellybutton *

For when I have my

Head so far up up my arse

It is the only way

I can see what

Everyone else is doing

* “Jackie The Jokeman”

Where this should have stopped.

(Before the glass bellybutton would have been good too.)

A couple of interesting things, one is that the glass (windshield) is made from sand, soda ash and limestone, none of which are clear. Only when heated together and formed to fit.

The more fascinating aspect of the windshield is, at least for someone who has a tiny understanding of how molecules work. (Pun intended.)

Once the windshield is formed and “solid”, the molecules making up the glass are still zipping around. Coalescing into what the collective subjectives agree to as a clear manifestation curved and tinted “solid” membrane to keep the rain and wind out.

While agreeing to be a temporary collecting place for suicidal bugs. Till the rain or a wet squeegee releases them to their final resting place on the pavement.

“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin

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