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Slipping into my silver-gray SUV
Nicknamed  " Sly Buster Cruiser”
I speed off down the rocky, off-highway road.
Twisting and reeling like my wired mind,
windows down, sunroof open,
(Annie Lennox groveling on the CD player),
reckless noon rays on my chin,
wind on ticklish, naked nape ...
Damn, who cares? I am 19 again?

Shuffling into the 7-Eleven Store
beside the Shell gas station 
(With a free wind shield clean-up),
I draw out some bucks for a Philip Morris pack
and a two bottles of  beer, plus a Dorito
( the barbecue flavor , please)…
Ain’t a drinker; a smoker on occasion,
but I feel like being reckless and 
slightly rebellious ;
I lock the door prepping up for an untamed  ride.

Grabbing a spray of cologne mist
and red-violet lipstick from  the tote,
my irises roll from the lane to the side mirror,
as I slowly dunk the beer, icy and bubbly
zooming away with hands laughing on the wheels.

Nobody knows me in this place; my ribs shout silently:
This is just all for me; just now, I’ll be.
This is just between me and the edge of a free road.
This is about my navel breathing fire and ice,
It’s about touching danger fast without reason or fuzz
Because later, all this smooth craziness will soon pass.

Back to the same home trail, I rip the cigarette sticks,
slide  the unused bottle in my bag
before wiping the red on lips with the Dorito foil…

“ Mommy, Mommy… where have you been?”
I smile as if my skin had chased a tornado…
Dumping the beer on the back porch, 
My hand is cleansed by some kind of holy water,
And  I start to hug my mischievous girl...
Then off I start to roll the plates on the sinking sink.

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 11:41:00 AM
    nette, helluva roaming that was...wowee!! and Congrats!! love...

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 11:40:00 AM

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 4:35:00 AM
    This is beautiful Nette. I could so imagine you. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 4:17:00 PM
    Congrats on your success in Drake's contest!

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 2:12:00 PM
    Great story and oh sooo sweeet. Savin it for my favs. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 10:44:00 AM
    Dear Nette, Congratulations on your success in Drake's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 10:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest Nette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 9:41:00 AM
    Many congrats on your win, Nette : )

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Drake, nette

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:26:00 AM
    Congrats Nette luv on your HM in I roam contest with this unique expression of a great adventure in roaming my friend.. yes all back to 'normal'..oh ..for me that is super activity.. house hunting for my son Anthony at the moment.. oh.. enjoy your special honor sweets...

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:19:00 AM
    nicely written congrats on your win in the contest. cory

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 4:35:00 AM
    Well written, Nette! Great write and cute!*Hugs*, Gert:) Will cross my fingers for the contest!

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:30:00 AM
    This was soo much fun, Nette! So cool of you to write this way, totally enjoyed this one! Very real! Could picture this oh so well! just love it! happy Easter! :D hugs :)

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 3:52:00 AM
    Saw your email but I didn't get the "touch me" physically part of dusk and already deleted the entire poem. Good luck with you contest and have a nice Easter. Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 9:19:00 PM
    Nette, very deep.. sure liked.... I had fun reading your poem, take care and have your self a happy and safe Easter! always p.d.

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Hi Nette, I pulled my poem out of the contest and deleted it. The only way dusk can "touch" me is touching my heart. Love and blessings for a happy Easter! Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 6:09:00 PM
    Dear Nette, this would make a great entry for Drakes "I Roam" contest. Hope you'll enter it; the poems a winner in my book. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 4:10:00 PM
    My this was some wild RIDE. Is there a contest going on that I dont' know about. This is the second i've seen on a car today. You have a girl, Nette? I LOVED the lines about your hands laughing on the steering wheel. One of my favorites of yours! I think I will fave it!

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 3:22:00 PM
    Luv the name of your vehicle Nette my friend.. mine is called Gypsy cause she and I gypsy about when on my own time..haha.. this is imaginative and real all in one ..luv the lingo .. vocab is terrific and the smokey reference ..we have many here watching round every corner.. if this is for any contest.. good reads like winner material ..u have soup mail..

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 11:40:00 AM
    Hey this is a wonderful write!For contest?Visit me:)