For biker scribe Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska, poetry is as much about capturing his passion for the moto lifestyle and the raw energy of two-wheeled travel in prose, as it is about documenting determination in the face of the often-harsh struggles of life. He has had his fair share of both.
Moving into a second year with NYC Motorcyclist as a contributor, here is Sorez's exclusive November piece, titled Seasons in the Wind, decrying the end of another summer season, but full of fight for enduring the impending, inevitable winter ride conditions soon to be upon us.
Sorez, who has a new book of poetry out now, graciously agreed to pen some inspiration for the NYC Motorcyclist community each month. You can read more about Sorez in a feature NYC Motorcyclist published in the spring of 2018.
Seasons in the Wind
Seemed like such a short run,
this summer, out there on the road.
Only crossed state lines a few times yet
in the wind almost every single day.
Nowhere to go, everything canceled.
Back and forth to and from.
Destinations, not welcomed, with detours.
Taking back roads to get some miles.
Away from it all, away from the highway
and those cagers who are so blind,
all of the time, or so it seems.
Out there on the road in the mist of wind
Season changing leaves once again.
Frost gonna come through soon with a bite,
the ride once again will be frigid, like ice.
I get chills just thinking about it.
But for me once again it shall be,
another season out there riding,
taking on the winter's winds.
Two wheelin' forward through frost again.
Nothing to prove, just the way that it is.