“Let’s Just Go For A Ride”
(A Double Sonnet)
Right turn. We’ll take the road beside the lake— A quarter mile, then overarching trees. Car rolls effortlessly with subtle rake, Nose higher than the tail. Sweet hardtop breeze.
Bends, bends and bends—a peristaltic feel, This...
We’ll ride because we simply want to.
We’ll ride because, well, that’s just what we do.
We’ll ride when we have gasoline to burn.
We’ll ride because we haven’t been past the next turn.
We’ll ride because riding reveals something to learn....
Road Trip In The Old Car”
(A Triple Sonnet)
No GPS. We’ll guess where we will go.
The roads all lead to somewhere else, don’t they?
If “else” is all we seek, then that’s the flow.
Go with it. See all wonders on display.
The road rewards us richly, mile to mile.
Driving North Through Lititz In The Riviera”
Miniscule scooter whines through intersection.
Two up: a couple. That much is quite clear.
Matched jackets, helmets bespeak deep affection.
Ah, love… but overloaded bike pays dear.
Turn left on Broad Street. L...
The silver shape dissolves in dying light.
A final sunflash blazes on chrome wheel.
At home and cooling after dusk delight,
It can’t be understood as parts piecemeal.
It’s automotive sculpture, and it states
Its purposes clearly: comfort and spee...
(A Rhyming Haiku Sequence)
“Love that chrome!” I say,
Sidestepping bumper bullet
Of a Cadillac
Nearly old as me.
“Some is pitted, I’m afraid
But right now I lack
The cash to fix it,”
The owner, in car show T,
Gasps (nicotine hack).
Classics and hot rods
Just yesterday, we rode through town.
Radio off, front windows down.
Our new old car hit hometown streets
And turned them smooth as satin sheets.
This grand old lady—age five-two—
Has many more miles left to do.
We sit behind her silver skin
And watch the wide smiles f...
(Quatrains of Iambic Pentameter with a Rhyming Couplet)
She sits in silver splendor. Silent now,
But not for long. That engine needs its say.
Velvet mayhem lurks behind that long prow,
Its liberty just one key-turn away.
Four-Twenty-Five. Motors grew big back the...
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