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
contrasted
iridescent black fur
redefining my center

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store