Passing a Carcass on the Road

A poem written after a ride on my Harley

Photo by Casey Allen on Unsplash

I should have recognized the
carcass as an omen
the stench clung to my clothes
reminding me later of its passing –
my passing
just over the middle line
I swerved slightly
his pelt waved at me

Depositing a message
after the smell dissolved
a blurry thought remained
reminding me
our space in time is limited

Each day the line shifts
slightly to the right
The vibrant white line
iridescent black fur
redefining my center

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