Aging Bikers and Biker Chicks on Vacation

by Jerry Ratch

Waiting to fly on SWAirlines to Seattle 

too far to ride there in a day 

long gray hair slicked and swept back in long ponytails 

as though permanently swept back 

by the wind of the past 

Chin beards, flannel shirts, Levis 

no boots anymore, just loose sandals 

their chicks with double triple multiple chins 

falling asleep on their own palms 

The guys' legs still fidgeting 

Still gruff somehow 

Ready to ride