Heed not Steve

We Wait for the Sun

I park my bike
early early
at work
a street lamp
flickers
yellow green
against a tree
bushy leaves
it flickers
it stutters
fast
chattering teeth
shivering
like it’s scared
afraid
alone
in the dark
with only a tree
bushy green
and me
and my bike
and
the dark

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

Rain Rains

in his nostrils
the morning after
dark and bright

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

I Think I”ll Fold Some Clothes

this

day

recedes

as

all

days

do

but

slower

dragging

and

petulant

it

limps

into

night

with

no

regard

no

apparent

concern

for

the

stress

the

strain

the

day

I’ve

had

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

Six Mississippi

thunder slides
off the roof
this side and that

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

Five Mississippi

lightning bright –
my hands in the sink
I count the seconds

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2016

93 Degrees

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the night air
and what is that, what,
tv rays

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

Back Patio

a bird –
into the grass
goodbye

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

No Placid Pond, I

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busy
hidden
fish

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

A Little Cheese Would’ve Been Nice

oh, I’m not feeling it

this workout

I feel

pain

not even pain

defeat

imminent

a hundred

little

I give ups

sweat

on my eyelids

in my hair

oh can I be done

I slack my jaw

I dig shallow

I three-quarter ass it

I move

I whine

until

at

last

the

timer

chimes

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2015

Start the Countdown … NOW

My new motorcycle gloves arrived today.  I spent considerably less money on these gloves than I did on my previous pair.

The previous pair, however, lasted a whopping 68 months in all conditions before finally wearing a hole in one finger.  I don’t think these new gloves will last so long.

So, I’m marking the day, with this post.  When they do wear out, I can refer back and see just how long they lasted.

If they last half as long as my previous pair, it’s a wash.

Anyhow.

Here’s the new gloves:

Joe Rocket Flexium TX (discontinued) extra-large, red and black

I like the red.

I like the red.

The fit is snug, but not too tight, not as tight as the previous gloves.  Some of the reviews I read complained the gloves are too tight, which I figured would be perfect.  I have thin hands and long fingers.  i need the snugness of a large and the length of an extra large.  These fit pretty well.  They should break in easily.

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a bit o’ perforation…

They’re all cowhide and have plastic armor bits instead of carbon fiber.  The armor is less substantial but presumably sufficient.

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flexo-fingers

I haven’t ridden with them yet.  That’ll start tomorrow.  I think they’ll be comfy; I’ll be able to stretch my fingers on the bike again, at last!

I’m not too optimistic about them lasting more than a couple of years.

But, we’ll see.

The countdown starts … now.

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