Battered Del Sol, reminiscent of my beloved red version,
But with flat-matte steel-grey paint job like late-1950s
High school guys' 1949 2-door Ford sedan, and with
Freight-train-loud muffler; cigarette hanging, of course,
From driver's lower lip, baseball cap brim facing backward.
Already a test of my commitment to perceive from vantage of
Compassion, followed by burning butt tossed from window.
Challenge gladly accepted. Stay amused; remain empathic for
Human being in the scenario; wonder about, rather than making
Critical assumptions: What is context for motivation and intention?
And, universally and ultimately and finally, see myself in his mirror.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) December 9, 2013