flower power


waaaaay back
 in
 a former life
i dated a fellow who had a lambretta

smart people
 even then 
wore helmuts whilst riding 
on scooters

mine had a decal of a flower on top

when we stopped short 
slammed on the brakes
one afternoon 
to
 avoid running down a stupid kid 
who'd darted out 
from 
between two parked cars
 i 
was 
thrown
 off 
the 
scooter

the flower 
atop my helmut 
was
 cracked down the middle
thankfully 
my head wasnt

5 comments:

  1. Helmets are absolutely necessary on any kind of 2 wheeled vehicle. Even a skateboard.

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  2. Helmets are absolutely necessary on any kind of 2 wheeled vehicle. Even a skateboard.

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  3. Ouch!

    I would not fit in this. My legs are too long.

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