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steep

April 22, 2011

they call it The Gap
but it gives little margin for error
white line inches from the precipice
snaking up steep inclines
switching back and forth so completely
that one loses all sense of direction

even larger than the road itself
is the shadow cast by its master
a man who has driven it
on two wheels and four
(and six, and eight)
backwards and forwards
at high rates of speed
running on fumes
safe in a white-knuckled way

all the while
training up a team
of Gap specialists
who pass on the holy tradition
to their children and grandchildren
amen

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