Thursday, April 14, 2011

after each sudden swerve or rubbery squeal

Fat Tire

just terribly, but humorously sang
Jonathan Richman's 'Stop This Car' after each sudden

swerve or rubbery squeal. Once they discussed
the pros and cons of having sex

with Bob Dylan–or a Bob Dylan look-alike–in a Buick
while listening to 'From a Buick 6'.

Black fumes billowed from the exhaust, and by a species
of dead reckoning they charted, in a road atlas, detours

and punctures, losses and gains–all
the time wondering whether (as Van Morrison once

sang) to 'Hardnose
the Highway' were the same as to live.

"They Drove, Mark Ford

[Milwaukee Avenue below North Avenue]

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