Motorcycle and Walking ~ #007 November 2013 – Haibun

©13 Mortorcycle and Walking 1 sml 6x

 

 

What Did I Know at Eighteen

 

 

When the first snow fell I rode carefully. 

Late in the day, after school, the street 

was damp with wet snow. Rounding 

a corner my rear wheel flew out from 

under me. I slid to the curb with one leg 

under the bike. 

 

Now I know, I thought, why I see so few 

motorcycles on the road in winter.

 

I stood the bike up. I rode home with even

more care after that. 

 

Snow and motorcycle is solved by walking.

 

 

the last autumn ride

before sunlight turns to snow

my eighteenth birthday

 

 

Digital Photograph

 

This is my response to the Ligo Haibun Challenge for Nov. 15-22, 2013

and the quote:

“It is solved by walking.” – Algerian Proverb

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