Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fixing Flats

A leak sprung in my mind:
a screwy thought, maybe, but
more probably my worn out way of thinking.

I should take it somewhere,
get it patched, plugged or replaced.
Think of it, a new mind with zigzag treads
that’d wouldn’t hydroplane on stormy days.

Out of my budget, so I’ll pop another patch;
skid around on bald resolve, fixing flats.

20 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I think that patch would look great too. Like a fashion statement.

Good to see you posting again.

floots said...

leaks are half the fun
though you could get it vulcanised - live long and prosper :)
good to see you back
cheers

Janice Thomson said...

'a new mind with zigzag treads' - love that phrasing Pat.
So glad you are back!

jel said...

WooHoo his back! :)


with a good one toboot!

tongue in cheek said...

Nothing flat, no siree! You're back and that is exactly what I wanted to see!
Happy zig zag racey day!

polona said...

ha, irritating things, those leaks...
good one, pat!

Masago said...

*chuckle* ...when you get to re-treading, well that might hurt. :-)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wonderful!
It's about time, Pat! Don't wait another month - you can't be that busy. :)

Carol said...

Alright Pat! Whatever gets you around the block...

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

This was wonderful! Having those leaks and patches add character and who does not love something that has character?

gel said...

Oh, I love this one. Terrific auto/water analogies. "Wouldn't hydroplane on stormy days"
"bald resolve" (but you have luscious hair on your topmost "tire" I see on your pic!)

I took a plunge and revealed some info about me on my recent post. Come see before I lose my nerve and delete it!
www.ShadowsintheMoonlight.typepad.com.

firebird said...

I think your mind is just fine!
Wouldn't change a thing...
actually it's like sharks teeth--
there's more new tread when the old wears off...

sage said...

great to see you back Pat!

NINANINA said...

pat, love the zig zag tread analogy.. its like old thoughts (like tires) go off on tangents and some times zig in another dirction but forget to zag back to the original thought. thanks for the compliment on my blog. NINA

trinitystar said...

:o) hugs

boulies said...

Let me know if you find a low budget place for my occasional mind leaks. It's something I could take advantage of from time to time. Especially on those stormy days.

Judging from these comments, it looks like you were gone for a while. I'm sure not as long as I've been. Hope all is going well for you.

Katie McKenna said...

I'm there! Enjoyed your writing as always - you have a unique and fresh perspective. Thank you!

Pris said...

I think that's called 'living on the edge' but don't let it be 'skid row', Pat. Fix the darn tire:-)

Anonymous said...

popping a patch has a lot of meanings these days. Everything from ritilan to estrogen can be absorbed through the skin and impacts the mind.

good one Pat.

Lainey

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

It was great to see your visit, but now I'm disappointed -- I was thinking that you put on a new poem. :)