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The Atlantic Monthly | July/August 2001

by Ted Kooser
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Pulling away from a stoplight
with a tire's sharp bark,
he lifts his scuffed boot and kicks at the air,
and the old dog of inertia gets up with a growl
and shrinks out of the way.

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The Atlantic Monthly; July/August 2001; Biker; Volume 288, No. 1; page 80.