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Published on Monday, December 31, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Snowmobile New Years 2013

Snowmobile Jacket, by Shaun Michael Kuroly

In a chest at the bottom of my closet,

Lies a coat of colorful fabric.

The smell of exhaust and gasoline,

A smell of pure heaven, though wretched and vile,

Fills me with a sense of joy and freedom.

Each stitch holds a memory, each thread a story,

of blistering cold, and ice covered lakes at 90 miles per hour.

Ah, these are the things woven into the checkerboard pattern,

The orange and greens, the collar and sleeves.

I know when I put it on, how many more threads I’ll sew into it.

More adventures I’ll play through in my beautiful jacket.

I can already see them.

I can see the snow covering the sleeves,

The ice collected in the pockets.

I shiver from the cold, and smile.

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