Y for Yo-Yoing

She’s always lived in the small town. 
It has one set of traffic lights on a highway 
with little action.
For one year,  near the lights, 
she test- spins the yo-yo up then down.

During the day  as a car nears the road lights,
she suddenly loses rhythm. 
She has lately, made a change. 
Sleeping yo-yos moves work best
when there are no vehicles. 

She reels off a song as she plays,
in between the frequent gaps occurring 
in the town’s traffic. 
She takes a while to rehearse, 
then finds a tune to hum 
in keeping with the yoyo’s moves.

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