Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mag 178, with Wyeth and me

Man and the Moon
by Andrew Wyeth
used as prompt by Mag 178

bareback motorcycle riding
is best by moonlight
he thought, deriding
helmet, chaps and boots and all
sure that he wouldn’t have a fall
for what kind of traffic would there be
out here where no one else could see?
forgetting the moonlight
forgetting the danger
forgetting it all—
but, wait! a stranger man than he
was waiting up the road a wee
distance 'til the motorbike
came abreast, and then he’d strike...
when the run was done
without any fun
for the rider,
with bike at hand he got astride 'er
and headed for the nearest
doctor’s office where his dearest
wish was that his parts would be
sewn back where they used to be;
little did he know, the nurse
was nasty mean, and yet, what’s worse:
he had met the doctor before
and that was why he was so sore
by Kay L. Davies, July, 2013

Posted for Mag 178


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, Wyeth took you AND the motorcycle rider, on quite a trip! Good one, kiddo!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

You tell a good poetic tale.

Madeleine Begun Kane

Spectra Ghostseeker said...

Oh nuts! Try to go out for a simple naked moonlight motorcycle ride and end up with Dr. Evil and Nurse Ratched.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yeah, Spectra, it's a bummer, isn't it?

Kay said...

Your talent for poetry, verse, humor and irony never fails to amaze me, Kay!

Mama Zen said...

This is too funny, Kay!

Berowne said...

Quite inventive and witty...

Tess Kincaid said...

Love the double entendres woven in...nice one...

Trellissimo said...

Ouch! :-)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Whoa, talk about having a bad night!

mindlovemisery said...

Ouch! There is a warning for riding naked lol