Poems

How to drive a Semi-Truck

From the Washington State Department of Licensing Commercial Driver Guide

Door

Seatbelt

Key

Horn                  Lights                Mirrors

Brakes                       Clutch

A c c e l e r a t e

Shift

Float those gears like a rubber ducky on the Great Salt Lake

Shift

Accelerate

Hill

 

J

A

K

E

B

R

A

K

E

 

Rumble

Rumble

Ramble

Rumble

Slow it down ————- Back it in

Slide that desultory trailer of conversation into the dock

Drifter                                                               Hobo

Brakes

Lights

Key

Seatbelt

Door

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One Response

  1. I like it! Favorite line, and not just because it’s a shout out to my homeland “Float those gears like a rubber ducky on the Great Salt Lake”.

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