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Allan James Cox's Writings

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Poem
Aug.04.2010
Thunderwheels See it loom before us, this wheeled behemoth omnipresent on our roads and in our cities, rotating on its mount, charging forward, then idling, like a bull, pouring itself into new life. I speak, of course, of the redi-mix concrete truck. A pump can be attached to it, like the snorkel of a fire-truck, and seen sending its fluid rock to the top of...
Poem
Jul.28.2010
Mounted See those policemen on horses! The horses themselves are beautiful beasts, and the policemen seem grown. I know why- they're there to meet the people. Children and grandparents ask permission to stroke those long foreheads, and the steeds nod their gratitude. The mounted police smile and know their power at crowd control. This is one of bureaucracy's...
Poem
Jun.23.2010
Handlebars Handlebars are unsung servants, yes. But would you venture with meto see how they helped me as a boy to get hold of things?Like you, I took them for granted.Overall, I didn’t treat my bikes well.I didn’t pamper themas my friends did theirs. Still—I had three of them—they were my buddies,I kept them close,and they knew my love. Reeling back slowly, the...
Poem
Jun.23.2010
Handlebars Handlebars are unsung servants, yes. But would you venture with meto see how they helped me as a boy to get hold of things?Like you, I took them for granted.Overall, I didn’t treat my bikes well.I didn’t pamper themas my friends did theirs. Still—I had three of them—they were my buddies,I kept them close,and they knew my love. Reeling back slowly, the...