Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Banana Seat

Greg straddles the Banana Seat
Suzy is pressed against the Sissy Bar
I squeeze into the Butterfly handle bars

We rode into the plum scented early evening
Far and Fast we screamed and ranged
Away from our homes
And all the attendant problems

Fearless, sailing past orchards and
Japanese green houses, skimming around
Elementary schools with cement play yards,
Teasing mysterious homes occupied by
Earthbound Ghosts of World War I

It all made sense
Way before the Treaty of Versailles
We children had made peace with our world
Lived in it completely 
and accepted all its weirding ways 

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