The Slow-Cooked Sentence


Rachael Conlin Levy
“Through a world turned upside down” courtesy of sandcastlematt.

I know of a modern-day knight
who every day gets up and fights
exhaust-spewing dragons,
of mincemeat they’d make him,
were it not for his quick steed, the bike.

My husband’s round-trip commute: 9.5 miles.

The time it took him to rescue me when I locked myself and the baby and a cart-full of groceries out of the minivan: 15 minutes.

Level of his annoyance on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being extremely irritated: 2

His favorite piece of gear: Dinotte road light 200L-AA-S and battery charger.

The price: $160

My favorite piece: The balaclava.

The price: $15

Photo courtesy of Libby.

Why we won’t buy a second car: For God, king and country, of course.

2 responses to “Chivalry”

  1. Geoff Carter says:

    A superhero indeed. If I had the means, I’d give him one of these sweet rides, made right here in my neighborhood:

    Keep fighting the reduced-emissions fight!

  2. mamapease says:

    Oh, Rachael!! The fifteen minutes must have been complete torture..Your man certainly is a good father and husband. I hope the baby was alright.~ k

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