backing in

pushing the trailer backwards
the fulcrum a small steel ball
that transmits actions
the front wheels shimmy left
the front end swings right
the hitch pivots left
the trailer back swings right
my head swivels like an owl’s
or Linda Blair’s stand-in dummy’s
and by now I sound like her too

in the mirror left is right
and visa-versa or whatever
it must become a habit grasshopper
thinking is the enemy
turn left to go right
do not think but do
this is impossible amen

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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