According to the Mop, it’s Poetry Friday. So, inspired by the book shown below, here is my contribution:

Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage

O fixed-gear rider,
I envy your freedom as
you blow past the honks.

Messenger, ride hard!
Make a delivery and
pick up the next tag.

Brakeless, back pedal,
skidding to a halt as the
cabbies try to kill.

SUV driver,
chatting on a cell phone,
gets stuck in traffic.

Fixed-gear rider smiles
while passing between the cars
speeding to the front.

Signal light changes,
cyclists leave traffic behind,
before they hit the gas.

Copyright © Steven L. Sheffield