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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just Before They Closed the Capital Beltway

by Ben Rasnic

Through a glass darkly
the flaming wings of a Harley
motoring oval pavement,
precariously weaving between lanes;

sleeveless shirt of an Angel
billowing in the wind
like a parachute, yet even that
will not cushion the descent

when the unforgiving
fabric of asphalt
unfurls to greet
the inevitable fall.

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