Collision – Lent Four

Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson

A collision
at the intersection
of Main & Market
More than just any collision
A lawyer from the high-rise
in his new Carrara
just got T-boned
by the Fish Truck
the Porsche bleeding
antifreeze and Castrol
into the pool spreading
round the speechless lawyer’s
alligator loafers
The old Fish Truck
on the other hand
not much worse for wear
though the radiator’s clearly gone
You can see the white steam
smells like burnt rubber
The bearded old driver’s
clearly smiling
Never hit a Porsche before!
Never hit a lawyer either!
The eye-witness on the sidewalk
some out`of`town stranger
sizes up the disaster
Jots his cell-number
down on two scraps of paper
Call me when you cool off
I can use a couple of wrecks like you!

About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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5 Responses to Collision – Lent Four

  1. Bastet says:

    ROFL … Lovely … and that ending is a gas …


  2. after mistaking Val Kilmer for JC, I hesitate to comment – by the way ROFL = rolling on floor laughing


    • that was a curious interaction I had with the previous reader . . . I’m afraid i’m really not up on ‘internet’ lingo . . . I had googled it before reading your comment . . . My whole premise in these Lenten poems is to follow Ezekiel’s example and seek to see the wheel within the wheel – how it is that we as ‘modern’ people respond to the invitation ‘Follow Me’, and what happens when we do . . . I fear most readers read too one-dimensionally. . . think too one-dimensionally as well . . . Blog poetry is mostly scan & delete or scan and like; one reason why there are so few ‘comments’ left in comparison with the ‘likes’

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