Gleaming lights and swooshing noises slinked in through my window.
Silent voices rose from little worker men swarming around the slow and heaving beast.
Foul-smelling steam bellowed out from its underside.The ground trembled under its weight.
I hid under my sheets as it sluggishly inched its way past my dwelling.
The next day I realised the frightening beast had merely been
a friendly giant, as gentle as they come.
It had left behind a brand new road. Just for me, I'm sure.
Man, I love driving on freshly laid asphalt.