Prompted Writing: Unedited Poem

British Twin pounding beneath me

Exhaust notes echoing in the valley

Cold winter air numbing my face and freezing my smile

Rounding a corner I missed it

Gravel on the asphalt

My tires failed, reflexes failed

Stars beneath me, gravel and grass above me

And the earth spun off axis

Gasoline, motor oil, heat

Blood in my face, burning my pride

Dust halo surrounding me

I stood up

Stood it up

And got back in the saddle

Giggling and thanking God

[JK]

(Written in response to a daily writing prompt for WriteYourselfAlive:  Write an unedited poem without changing words or order once written.)

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