A poetic complaint: The real problem with cops today

In which the eager driver’s headlong need for speed is analyzed, rationalized and monetized.

Audi race car, 2013.
The kind of Audi that might attract undue attention from local law enforcement officials. (Via Wikipedia)

The real problem with cops today

In this modern day and age, when speed is idolized,
And sluggishness is spoke against and commonly despised,
There are some folks who guard against undue acceleration;
I mean those cops who stop you to hand out a speed citation.

They do not care what kind of car you may be navigating.
They do not take excuses, or believe your frantic prating.
Their hearts are made of granite and their beady eyes are tearless;
Immovable, implacable – their dedication’s fearless.

Over many years they have collected from my empty wallet
Money enough to switch out their worn countertops with granite.
Do not think that I grumble – my respect for them is hearty.
But I wonder if my cash is funding precinct birthday parties.

I also have to ponder if another ticket will
Extinguish my desire for haste by thieving from my till.
Yet I was born to rocket through mortality, I think;
So anyone who holds me back is just a rotten fink!

-April 4, 2015

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