The Importance of Turning Radius

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A little light dessert poetry from last year…

Mom and dad
cannot emphasize enough
the importance of a responsive
and nimble
turning radius
to their offspring

One must be able
to negotiate those quick and tight turns
so often necessitated
by contemporary parking lots
and life

Spaces ever tighter
vehicles squeezed closer and closer
the white dividing line nearly invisible
under the chassis

Barely any room for doors to swing open
occupants to slip out
and move safely away
without leaving damage behind

Too often people focus excessively
on the sleek lines or impressive carriage,
gas mileage, cup holders, air bags
entirely overlooking
the turning radius

Which in truth
will propel you farther,
keeping you safer and happier
than one might ever imagine

Julie Ayers
June 2010

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About Julie Ayers

Seasoned apocaloptimist, keen admirer of well-placed words, fierce mama bear of extra special children, black belt hugger, and advocate for a fashion rebellion which elevates the most human of hearts to socially acceptable outerwear.

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