Barry Van Allen
One Foot Right
Poem by Barry Van Allen
I swear to you I saw him do it,
there is no way that a human being could do that,
No man can lift a car like that,
right up off it's springs, to the right... one foot,
and then set it down again... when it was stuck!
I was just a kid, of course,
I had not seen that much,
BUT, even I knew that I had witnessed
... and nothing like that since!
Get a 1967 Chevy Biscayne wagon stuck yourself,
if you can be 14 again, and be burning up the motor,
because you knew everything...
and piss - off the right guy, at the right time,
and let's see if you can do it!
- - - I didn't think so!
Maybe it would help if you spent
World War Two loading shells into the
big guns of destroyers...
- - - all day long for a couple of years!
... And then he walked back into the house,
to watch T.V.
I picked my jaw up from the ground,
... I grabbed that bumper, for a moment,
then I went to watch T.V. with him,
and nothing else was said.
As you know, I forgot that it ever happened.
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