Toll Booth Lit for Christmas

by Paul Miller

See also “Toll Booth Lit for Christmas” by Karen Sohne and Bill Pauly and “The Light in the Darkness” by Ruth Yarrow.

toll booth lit for Christmas—

from my hand to hers

warm change

In an essay titled “Haiku Toolbox: Synesthesia” (Modern Haiku 44:3, Autumn 2013, page 49), Paul Miller says of this poem: “Christmas lights on their own are a cold, outdoor image. Welch adds a humanity, a personalization to them through the touch of the toll booth attendant. That the attendant is of the opposite sex adds a different glow to the scene.”