a poem called hydroplaning

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
coasting to oblivion---but not quite successful.

Submitted: August 20, 2011

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Submitted: August 20, 2011



just the side of a hurricane’s thrashing

the summer deluge beats down upon us &

on this night in question you get behind the wheel,

peeling out of the parking lot & flicking on your

high beams,

bent on destruction you slam your right foot down on

the pedal

and the car splashes through the puddles on the way

to the light

rounding the corner

taking that heavy left

but this time the car just won’t do what it’s told &

the back end goes sliding around in front of you---


like a slap in the face your reflexes kick in

you flinch &

your eyes bug---

the spinning, twirling & shaking

all happens in a flash

thrusting you to the other side of the road & round

into the grass &


tires grinding into the dirt,

tearing up the ground.

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