MOVING VIOLATION

by Paul Muldoon

WE WERE BUMPER TO BUMPER
DOWN BY THE OUTLET MALL
YOU PUSHED THROUGH IN A JUMPER

TWO SIZES TOO SMALL

I CAN’T ISSUE A FINE

LIKE A TRAFFIC COP

BUT SOMEONE’S GOT TO DRAW THE LINE

SOMEONE’S GOT TO MAKE YOU STOP

MY RIDE HAD BEEN SO SMOOTH

NOW I’VE LOST MY CONCENTRATION

FOR EVERY TIME YOU MOVE

IT’S A MOVING VIOLATION

I ASSUMED IT WAS THE SHOULDER

TOWARDS WHICH YOU’D STEERED

AND YOUR ENGINE SMOULDERED
BECAUSE OF HOW YOU’D SHIFTED GEAR

I’VE BEEN GENEROUS TO THE FAULT

IN YOUR LEAKING CV JOINT

BUT SOMEONE’S GOT TO CALL A HALT

SOMEONE’S GOT TO GIVE YOU POINTS

YOU KNOW IT BEHOOVES

SOMEONE TO WRITE YOU A CITATION

NOW EVERY TIME YOU MOVE

IT’S A MOVING VIOLATION
SOMEONE’S GOT TO PULL YOU OVER

BEFORE YOU HIT 202

FOR NO ROLLS ROYCE OR ROVER

CAN KEEP ABREAST OF YOU

THE WAY SOMETHING HAD MISFIRED
MAKES ME THINK YOU’RE DRUNK

SOMEONE’S GOT TO CHECK YOUR TIRES

SOMEONE’S GOT TO CHECK YOUR TRUNK

I CAN’T STAND HOW YOU’VE

CUT ME OFF MID – CONVERSATION

AND EVERY TIME YOU MOVE

IT’S A MOVING VIOLATION