Another Silicon Valley Commute
Patchen to Cupertino

leaving PATCHEN on the road with KGO
  • The air is fresh and clean
  • Robins chirping wildly and flitting about
  • Doe with fawn standing in my driveway
  • Stream in the gulch across the road
    • still bubbling loudly, be dry by July
  • A wild turkey coaxes an adolescent Coyote
    • “come get me” if you can
  • Fog rolling down the Los Gatos Canyon
  • The sky totally cloudless
    • as blue as any one could be
    • going to be hot in a few hours
  • Pacific marine layer is wisping
    • through the treetops to the South
    • fog-drip from the redwoods
    • will be there till 10:00 & return at 4:00
  • I-680 is closed
    • Alamo to Crow Canyon Road
    • both directions
    • highway patrol on the scene
    • woman threatening to jump
    • Sycamore Valley Road overpass
  • Highway 101 at Junction Avenue
    • welding machine in the fast lane
    • cars swerving, trying to miss it
  • El Camino & San Tomas
    • someone dumped garbage can
    • right in the intersection
    • cars trying to miss it
    • one guy darting into traffic
    • trying to pick it up
  • Construction Union picketer
    • stumbling down the sidewalk
    • in front of 1960s shopping center
    • partially burned down last year
    • rebuilding with non-union labor
    • shopping center less obsolete than Union
  • Highway 17 at Camden
    • washing machine in the highway
    • better take Highway 9 today
By: Jim
Written: June 8, 1987
Published: April 2022
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