domenica 23 dicembre 2007

Break a Leg - Colin Morton

Like a broken leg
roughly set
bound to a branch
then walked on
as far as water
then walked on again
over the Superior north shore
this car
dying on every
two mile hill
backfires shocking
bikers off the road.

Ready heave.
Hand on the wheel
getting up speed
jump in
swing the door shut
throw it in gear
we're off again.

Finally it's finished
wants to just sit
pistons steaming
points black
on the shoulder of the road
near a town that boasts it's
the coldest place on earth.

Nothing to do but thumb
to the Sault for parts.
It must have been simpler once
when your horse broke a leg
you shot it.

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