In My Rearview…

cop_lightsFlashing red and blue

When I look in my rearview

Please don’t be for me.


We have all been there. We look up in our rearview and see that cop, his lights flashing, and our hearts just freeze (or race.. either one will do). Usually my first thought is… ‘what did I do? I wasn’t speeding was I?’ and then the immediate next thought is the last line in the haiku as I start chanting, ‘don’t be for me, don’t be for me’ in a silent prayer. Thankfully, I have never gotten a ticket.. which almost feels like I am tempting my luck, fate, or whatever just by posting that…. quick, where’s the wood???


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R. Todd

I'm older than I think I am and younger than I feel. I'm stuck in the 80's but relevant to today (oh I hope that last part is true). I think I am more of an enigma than I really am, but somehow still confound those who try to figure me out (or they just look at me weird, so I infer that). And I really hate my first name. Husband, father, Navy Vet, UCF graduate, cat owner (translate.. slave), wannabe writer, and all around big kid who is stuck in an adult world. Overall, I just... um.. something to something, blah blah blah. And that's all I got to say about that.

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