Observing Sweden – Metric

ImageI’ve had more than one problem

With Swedish electric

But none is so constant

As dealing with metric.

There’s meters and liters

And Celsius degrees

I’ve learned that it’s zero

When things start to freeze.

The voltage here’s different

It’s set at 220

When hooked to 110

The result is not funny.

My monitors know

And accept either kind

One computer that couldn’t

The junkyard will find.

Another thing new

That does not make me smile

Is ten kilometers

Make one Swedish mile.

There’s so much to learn

And so little time

I shouldn’t be wasting it

Writing this rhyme.


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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2 Responses to Observing Sweden – Metric

  1. You couldln’t have found a better waste of time.

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