19 June 2008

The "And Now For Something Completely Different" Poem



Seduction

by Constance


In the tire store, offering

its best come hither stare,

stacks of freshly molded

rubber, untouched, deeply

treaded, unkissed by any

pavement. Taunt and tight

as only the untractioned

can be. Alloy steel rims

gleam like modern grails.

Morning light illuminates

tiny feeler fingers budding

from whitewalls, reaching

from radials, mute testimony

to their virginal state. Out

front, in Stonehenge form-

ation, punctured by sunlight,

retreads play 'remember when'.

24 comments:

Carla said...

I shall never look at a tyre the same way again....

Constance said...

I had to do something while I was waiting for new tires. (Besides knit) Might as well write a poem about it! :)

Anonymous said...

That poem tired me out!

Constance said...

hope you didn't stay up all night thinking of that reply, Anon! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes,yes I did!

Ah'm so tired......

anthonynorth said...

You'll be tyred of tyre jokes.
Sorry.
I liked it.

Constance said...

Anon, don't quit your day job. Or your night one either!

Constance said...

Anthony - some days the weird just takes over. :)

Stan Ski said...

Beauty in all things, and appreciation of things we don't always consider anything more than merely practical.

Anonymous said...

I just noticed the "Corgi Thursday" thingy on the right hand side.

Sneaky.
And insiduous.

Constance said...

Stan - get trapped in a tire store long enough, everything starts to look different. :)

Constance said...

Anon - All Corgis, all the time!

Jeques said...

Constance,

What a novel way of saying it! The strange and fresh choice of metaphor works surprisingly well.

Poetically magical.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Rambler said...

have never seen tyre from that angle before :)

Constance said...

rambler- you have to tilt your head sideways. Way sideways. *g*

Constance said...

jeques - thank you. Trying to come at things from an angle now and then.

Meghan said...

I love that you made a poem about something...well, completely different! Like Carla, I too shall never look at a tire the same way again...

Constance said...

Meghan, I usually just look to see if they are flat.. .except for this time. :P

Greyscale Territory said...

Love these hunks of rubber with some personality and a dash of attitude!

Constance said...

Greyscale - tires with attitude! Sounds vaguely dangerous. :)

kc heath said...

omg that's hilarious!

Well done! :)

Constance said...

Thought you might enjoy it, KC. *g*

one more believer said...

only when yr tires are bald and old does four untouched tires look hot!.. that was great!

Constance said...

One more - exactly! *g*