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12 October 2014

True Story

Roll with me here -

flying off my little truck
scampering down the highway:
That tailgater swerves and backs off.


Oh look! Over there!
(Nothing to see here folks)
That cloud is crawling like smoke
under the San Jose Mountain
(is that the name? I can't recall) -
an underground cloud factory

letting off steam.


  1. I like the idea of bits falling off the car and scaring the tailgaters. Maybe we could invent a sort of 'ejector button'.

    1. That actually happened. Just one piece, but still. The rain guard on my driver's side window got cracked a while back, and the other day the remainder of it just broke off and flew away. And the tailgater really did back off. It was pretty awesome.

  2. Hope everything get better soon.

  3. I once had a bit of flying debris take off my side mirror. I also encountered a mattress lying in the middle of the highway. When I called the highway patrol to inform them, they acted as if I was being a huge bother.
    I did get a chuckle out of terrorizing the tailgaters with flying debris.

  4. Anonymous03:38

    Sounds like the mountain agreed. Applauded. Amen!

  5. How could this be anything but true? I love the speaker's personality, which is more tangible than even the truck or the (what are they called again?) mountains.

  6. Sometimes the clouds are so heavy so they seem to have chthonic origin... I like the idea of an underground cloud factory

  7. This is pure pleasure to read--loving the smirk, and the irony and ubiquity of karma--also the language is gorgeous in its own right.

  8. If your truck could talk, it would probably roll and roll so many stories.

  9. This short, tight write told all that needed to be told and allowed us to roll on down the road with you, eyes glancing into rearview mirror.