I wanted something inspiring —
flipped through my preset radio stations,
played a track from a Spotify list,
made a phone call...
The traffic crawled,
the winter sun blinded,
I could still see my breath in my car,
and through it —
The reason for the slow commute:
A car being jumped by another.
Is there anything more inspirational?
On the Ike, on a cold winter’s day,
someone’s car dies
and some stranger offers the juice
of their energy to them,
gets the cars in just the right spots —
bumpers kissing —
wires them up while their hands go numb...
There, there — they’re connected now,
it’ll be all right...
and the car comes to life.
How can I be that juice,
just when someone really needs it?
More, who have I to thank
for giving me what I needed
to make it through on a cold winter’s day?