Honku (redux) in multiple parts

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

3 Comments

  1. Nice, I’d say thanks for playing, but it’s not exactly “my” game. but it is A game. Maybe it’s “Our” game….. Once again, I have no idea what the hell I’m talking about.

    Keep fighting Flahute.

  2. Honku Poet on Satellite TV.

    Tuesday, November 28, DISH Network will show Episode 86 of “Perils For Pedestrians”.

    Contents of Episode 86 (2003):

    — A bill to make walking the official exercise of Maryland is vetoed by Governor Ehrlich in Annapolis.

    — The Rails to Trails Conservancy hosts a conference in Providence, RI.

    Project for Public Spaces meets in New York City.

    — In Brooklyn, the Honku Poet has an antidote to road rage.

    — We look at the TMA Group and Transportation Management in Franklin, TN.

    DISH Network Channel 9411 — The Universityhouse Channel

    Tuesday — 9:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 Pacific

    Note: Episode 86 is not yet available on Google Video.

    Note: Public access cable channels are showing different episodes than DISH Network.

    Thank you.

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