Heat Wave

The two wheels I love

Have taken retreat

Keep roasting my ass

On black leather seat

The lack of rain nice

With roads that are dry

But your glaring heat

Makes a biker fry

I am turning red

Wind burnt in your breeze

Engine heat feels like

A thousand degrees

Smell of roasting meat

To my nose does rise

As red-hot header

Roasts my inner thighs

Oh, God, not again

Another stoplight

The absence of wind

A terrible plight

I always loved you

But not this harsh fire

I can smell rubber

Melting off my tire

I do not want rain

I pray that you stay

And if you can’t stop

I’ll ride any way

Comments
19 Responses to “Heat Wave”
  1. beth says:

    so funny and loyal to the bike!

  2. Brilliant! A great poem! Love the rhyme and the way you describe what it is to ride in the scorching heat of summer. Thank God that it has cooled off considerably here in Valencia! All the best my friend!

  3. DC Gilbert says:

    LOL. Been there! And you so poetically and eloquently describe the experience to a T!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    To bike or not to bike—that is the question.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is a great poem about the elements a biker must endure. I love the rhythm of this piece. The bike your character, very cleaver as always.

    I have been gone four days so forgive me if I have missed some of your gorgeous writing. A chance to see my daughter and young grandchildren was a blessing.
    Sending love and many hugs to you Brad. 🤗💕❤️❤️Jonikins

  6. Jim Borden says:

    I can feel the heat – never thought of how hot a motorcycle must get! Nice job of putting the sensation into a poem!

  7. kristianw84 says:

    I always feel bad for bikers riding in the rain. I remember when I got caught in the rain while riding on a boat. The rain pelting against my skin hurt way worse than I thought it would. I never really thought about how hot it must get, especially during the dog days of summer. I hope that fall is warm, beautiful, and extended so you can spend a little more time with your two wheeled love before putting her away. ❤

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You are so very kind! If you ride long enough, you eventually get wet at some point, and as you said, that can be miserable. Looks like some fair weather this weekend, so I get my miles in! Much love sent your way!

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