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.
Here is Sorez's exclusive February piece, titled Passion Indulged, about maintaining your hope during those cold and tough times by turning to those things that restore your soul ... two-wheeled therapy.
Sorez, who has a new book of poetry out, 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.
A solid journey halfway through winter
So far so good, roads clear, no snow
Dressed for the ride this time of year
Avoiding black ice trying not to slide
Like I did a few times losing control
Out in the weather, a few inches of snow
Couple of thousand miles, few years wiser
Yet never too old, to know enough better
Out on the road, twenty-nine degrees
Wind chill factors in, only for a minute
So at 6 am before the sun is shining
And the wind gusts are at a minimum
There’s frost on my sled as she warms up
And a grin coming from deep down within
The only thing that warms my heart
More than support from my righteous lady
Is the passion indulged when my ride starts
Riding on towards the summer that's coming