FOR A YOUNG LADY IN AN OLD CAR DRIVING SLOW

So I honked my horn

when you probably can’t help how fast

that poor car goes

I’ve driven cars that wouldn’t accelerate over 45

But it had been a bad day

and you were anonymous

when you pulled out in front of me

There by the theater near my favorite restaurant

my angry tooting could have been as much because

you are young and blond and couldn’t wait

and I am old and slowing down

Valerie Gilreath, 1995

11 thoughts on “FOR A YOUNG LADY IN AN OLD CAR DRIVING SLOW

      • my roses aren’t budding yet, but they appear to be flourishing…foliage nice and seem to benefit from the trim I gave them last fall. I’m in northern Ohio…where are you?

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      • I’m just West of Atlanta about 30 minutes from Alabama. We had an early Spring that started everything ‘greening’ up and then it turned cold for a few days and confused everything. Two plants are in full bloom but the one I relocated are being slow. Good luck.

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      • everything seems to be in a big rush here, speeded up. It’s the first of May almost, and we could still have a killing frost until May 20 (they say.) My husband had an apple orchard for decades, and a frost was bad news at certain stages of bud development. However, the up and down temps has had a positive influence by prolonging the “bloom life” of tulips and other things.

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      • …and now we have severe storms coming through later tonight. Looks as if they reach all the way past where you are. Hopefully more noise than damage. enjoy the flowers as they arrive…:)

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      • we do get weather from Lake Erie effects, and it has been darkening all afternoon. My cat are all hanging around as they do when a storm is coming…I had to coax one into the house, she was not sure what she wanted to do.

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