Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Car is Shedding

For the past week, my car has collected snow, ice, crushed gravel, as it crawled up the driveway and pulled through snow-covered roads. Like a chipmunk stashing food, the car stored the snow in its wheel wells, where it stayed, unmelted in the unheated garage. Temperatures climbed one degree above freezing today. As I drove to appointments, chunks of snow broke free from the wheel wells. Some are still there. The car must be saving them for later.

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