Gringo : TJ Poemas

S e ñ o r T o p e

Señor Tope

it is exciting, sometimes, just to gaze out our front window
and watch all the drivers hit the speed bump in the street

el tope, pues
the "TOE-pay" yes

some of them are experienced (have you ever been experienced?)
and slow down just right, then bump bump gently cross over

others come upon it unexpectedly and slam on the brakes at
the last moment, lurch screech, then wham bump bump thump

others try to steer halfway around it via the side gutter &
end up scraping their uneven bottoms oops scratch bump

others don't see it at all - WHAM lurch slam bump whack!

TJ Poemas Gringo

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