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Friday, February 05, 2010


by Earl J. Wilcox

should be better made
than boxy so-called cars
running in the Soap Box Derby.
For kids
it’s OK
to have a brake pedal
made of soft plywood,
glue, nails, and chewing gum.
For grownups,
we really need brake
made of steel.
not toy autos.

Earl J. Wilcox writes about aging, baseball, literary icons, politics, and southern culture. His work appears in more than two dozen journals; he is a regular contributor to The New Verse News. More of Earl's poetry appears at his blog, Writing by Earl.