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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Need for Speed

The Winner by Todd Ellis


my heart races 
as the engines roar
raging metal beasts 
accelerating into turn one, 
then out of turn two
hurtling down the backstretch 
in a blur of paint and chrome
balancing on the edge of catastrophe
racing into turn three
separated by mere inches
at the exit of turn four
diving to the inside lane 
completing the pass 
right at the start-finish line
only three hundred more laps 
of adrenaline-fueled chaos 
chasing victory and immortality


~~~ This was written for a prompt from Poetic Bloomings asking us to write about our passion/guilty pleasure.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Mary, you have definitely captured the excitement of auto racing here!!

Laurie Kolp said...

I like how the fast-paced tempo matches the racing cars.