because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

i, too, am not a bit tamed

feed me the sunset
in ribbons of road,
the cost of freedom
in miles per gallon
regular unleaded, dirt-
streaked windows
down and bare-
headed, chewing on
possibilities and loose
strands of hair.  one foot
on the pedal, the other
on the dash, left arm out
in the wind of eleven miles over,
just this side of reckless.

15 responses

  1. I want to be there with you..sounds inviting, peaceful and free. Awesome writing my friend x

    August 20, 2010 at 12:58 am

  2. Ooohhh… i felt the breeze in my hair!! On one of our road trips, I had seen a girl in a red Mustang convertible, top down, driving at about 75mph… and I felt, i really felt I was there!! The exhilaration in just seeing was so much.. I cannot even begin to imagine how FREE and WILD she must have been feeling! Phheeww

    Loved reading this poem… felt FRESH!!

    Enjoy all the lovely stuff, girl..
    Just drive safe 🙂

    August 20, 2010 at 4:34 am

  3. thanks buttercup, Kavita 🙂 everybody needs a little joyriding once in a while…

    oh, and, Kavita, i have to confess that the one time i drove a mustang, i did get pulled over for speeding! so now i stick to my old Jeep; she and i get along just fine 🙂

    August 20, 2010 at 10:05 am

    • uh ohh…
      Jeep’s just fiiiine!! 😀
      Take care love…

      August 21, 2010 at 1:58 am

  4. inviting and fun writing,

    magical place and mood to be in.

    August 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm

  5. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/the-celebrate-poet-of-july-award-nominations-announcement/

    the deadline to vote for July poets is Sunday,
    thanks for the attention….

    Happy Saturday!
    u r nominated, thus u win one vote automatically,
    when u vote for other poets, u will obtain another vote for yourself…

    August 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    • thanks, Jingle 🙂 cast my votes a couple of days ago; good luck to all!

      jsl

      August 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  6. Excellent poem.
    You can have a lot of fun with a jeep.
    But a mustang is wild

    August 24, 2010 at 11:36 am

  7. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/thursday-poets-rally-week-27-awards/
    Poets Rally Week 27 awards,
    All 5 4 u, enjoy!
    Happy Monday,
    Rally week 28 will be September 9-15…..Welcome!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

  8. I know you prefer not to take awards,
    thus, please do nothing,
    no worry …

    August 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

    • thanks so much for thinking of me, Jingle. even though i don’t post these mentions, it means a lot to me.

      best,
      jsl

      August 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

  9. very peaceful… I felt the calmness deep down…
    thanks for sharing…

    lovely blog :)_

    September 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    • thanks anky–on both counts! always nice to hear from you. 🙂

      jsl

      September 9, 2010 at 7:27 am

  10. Hello, friend, how are you?

    I invite you to our Monday Poetry Potluck Party,
    We have other features such as poem of the week, poetry blog of the week, and poet of the week, plus Sunday poetry news dispatch, if you attend our Monday Party, there is a chance that you poetry or you as a promising poet are represented by one of our officials, and your talent will be highlighted or exposed to wider audience,

    No specific rules, simply linking in 1 to 3 poems, it could be an old poem, let us read and comment for you. Feel free tasting other poetry treats, all enjoyable experience…

    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/09/poetry-potluck-big-bang.html

    Click on the link, you will see a blue button, click on the blue button, you will see three boxes, your specific poem link to be placed in first, then your name or blog name, then your email connected to your blog….

    Happy Tuesday!
    Let the fun begin!
    Cheers!

    old poems will work!

    September 14, 2010 at 3:20 am

    • thanks, Jingle. this is a very cool idea. sent over two links, and i’ll be back again this evening to sample some of the other ‘dishes’ 😉

      best
      jsl

      September 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

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