Sunday, June 23, 2013

Magpie Tales 174: Before Hands Free...

driver's ed

"perfunctory" describes our era - 
right hand, left hand, yes sir, no ma'am 

warnings emblazoned in red and white octagonal,
intersection risk assessment a learned behavior 

"stimulating" describes this melding 
of pungent habit and perfume.  

Poem © 2013 Rick Burnett Baker
Photo:  Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949  shared by Tess Kincaid.


  1. Love this...the title really makes it, Rick...

  2. I agree with Helen. You really found the feeling of this image.