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meditation. introspection. contemplation. roadkill haiku.(11 posts)

meditation. introspection. contemplation. roadkill haiku.JS Haiku Shop
Aug 21, 2002 6:51 AM
poor flattened dead thing
once alive, spry, and furry
now you are speed bump

too bad no vultures
if your bones had been picked clean
you wouldn't stink so

unsure which end which
confused by your dried entrails
and the odd few bones

no more finite form
spread across the center line
and into shoulder

rider, cycle true
no tire marks thorugh odd remains
no stinky garage

at head of paceline
bunny hop flattened possum
anger from others

I just keep thinking
tomorrow another day
(but not for roadkill)

stop for turtles, I
move then across the roadway
in same direction

whistle at squirrels
hiss at cats on side of road
get out of the way

rather, if in car
wait for cute furry creature
"I brake for nature"

reflect on smells of dead things
while i'm in shower

perhaps best answer
convenience store solution
rear-view air fresh'ner

rainbow colored tree
pure pine-smelling modern art
or tweety-bird shape

if only rear rack
could get swank "crown" air fresh'ner
pleasure for drafters

wonder if can find
reclining lady stickers
to put on fenders

ultimate fresh'ner
"I LOVE JESUS" evergreen
tied to handlebar

more appropriate
sticker: "WHAT WOULD EDDY DO?"
it's all in good taste

speaking of palate
what general consensus
best roadkill entree?

prefer ye possum
armadillo, or turtle
roadkill on halfshell?

methinks dish best served
cafe, arkansas backroads
deep in the ozarks

"last beer, hundred miles"
satellite dish on doghouse
fine gravel driveway

"why not stay awhile?"
"no shirt, no shoes, no problem"
"try our lunch special"
You're mad, but a good mad. :-) nmDougSloan
Aug 21, 2002 6:54 AM
You are a fricken genius.Sintesi
Aug 21, 2002 7:05 AM
Man are you a fricken gemius.
Agreed! Silly eBay links and an insane haiku. Good RBR day. (nm)gs6769
Aug 21, 2002 7:12 AM
Is it perhaps a genetic quirk??PaulCL
Aug 21, 2002 7:34 AM
You are a sick man. That's sick in a good way.

Nice to hear that I'm not the only 'turtleherder' in the group. On Sunday, I stopped twice to help box turtles across the road. Did you know that it takes about 15-20 years for another turtle to fill a deceased turtles part in the ecosystem?
thanks, manlonefrontranger
Aug 21, 2002 7:45 AM
board's been a tad dry lately.

Here in CO, I find that when the head of the paceline passes a roadkill, the resident joke is to holler "FEED ZONE!!"

There is a staggering number of raptors in the Front Range; often these sad furry remains aren't actually "road" kills at all, but leftovers dropped from overhanging trees or telephone wires...
I like thatDougSloan
Aug 21, 2002 7:53 AM
On last night's team circuit race/interval session, with about 30 riders it was difficult to see the dead rabbit on the shoulder each time around. I bet that thing had 50 tire marks on it by the end. Gives a new meaning to "bunny hop."

I like "Feed Zone." I'll see if it becomes generally accepted around here.

Brilliant. I'm saving this for posterity. (nm)OffTheBack
Aug 21, 2002 8:14 AM
Hall of Fame Post!WrigleyRoadie
Aug 21, 2002 8:50 AM
This enlightened state of mind can only be acheived after picking bugs out of your teeth for at least a dozen years.

I brake for bunnies....
Aug 21, 2002 9:01 AM
Ever notice how some roadkill disappears overnight and some stay there forever until nothing is left but a couple of tufts of hair? I was on a ride the other day, glanced up to my right up an embankment, noticed a pack of vultures picking at a skeleton of a deer, just like scene out of the old west.

What I wonder is when I see a pack of vultures flying in circles directly overhead. Do they know something I don't know?
You've outdone yourself again - absolutely fantastic! NMShad
Aug 21, 2002 9:55 AM