In 20s, once clocked, and ticketed,
At 84 mph to avoid lateness to work.
Now, more often, driving in slow lane,
Keeping to city and highway speed limits.
Less willing take risks as rain splashes;
Clench hands and hold breath passing trucks.
Still too many miles and hours on I-5,
+150,000 on drives-like-butta car.
Next vehicle, a Volvo from Sweden?
Bright red & ghost flames to belie age.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) November 27, 2013