Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday Night

friday night
warm day cooling off to
a pleasant evening

driving at dusk with
windows open
radio louder than normal
down the boulevard
i'm completely present
here, now,
present in an eternal present
(you know what i mean)

until the truck in the next lane
accelerates, then downshifts
rattling eardrums, if not windows

sight, smell, feel ~
all the same then, and now
but add the sound i can't forget
muffler pipes rattling
and immediately it's
high school, friday night
up and down main street
'til it's well past curfew

i'm drawn from the
eternal present
to the
inevitable past

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