Mike Finley

Rookie (July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

Perspective


There are no fields
Between the plane
And the ground below.
The farmlands look like
Bandaids, and the little car
On the long skinny highway
Down there looks
Foolproof as a bead
On an abacus wire,
Undeviating
As a button on a thread.

Actually, someone
Full-sized is inside,
And he has to steer
Or he'll go in the ditch.
He could hit his head.
Or worse, miss
His appointment
In a room in one of
The buildings along-
Side the road.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Edited: Sunday, January 07, 2007

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  • Rookie Not a member No 4 (12/26/2006 10:46:00 AM)

    Bishop Berkeley would be confused by this! But I think it's brilliant. A bit dizzying if you get too far into the swing of it, but presumably that was your intent! Dazzling. (Report) Reply

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