Dogs 2012

CHEATING THE LIMIT
(6/19/12)


it's
ridiculous
really

this compulsion
to drive
just a bit faster
than the posted
speed
dictates

what difference
is going 68
in a 65 zone
going to make
in the long
run?

if I were
driving for weeks
perhaps
these minor
transgressions
of transportation laws
would have some
beneficial
effect

as
it is
I feel
that I'm making
good time

gaining
a few minutes
here and there
in case that
construction
heavy traffic
or any other
unforeseen
may otherwise
delay my
forward progress

but I have
no
hard evidence
to prove
or disprove
these feelings

this obsession
simply
seems necessary
and I feel
a slacker

a lackey

if going
only
the mph
allowed

I glance
down
to see
the speedometer
drifting
over 70

I ease
back a bit
on the accelerator

I don't
want to be
a complete
asshole