The Travels


The hubcap covers the rim, decorative;
although, the rubber can still be seen/
felt, friction on the pavement/
tar macadam, the smell of brimstone,
the whining changes in pitch,
the sonorous hum of modernity
across bridges, through tunnels
The lugs mark the milestones
of the year; the accumulative breaking
dust/rust, the wear of slowing inertia,
each revolution, the time in the journey.