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 September's exclusive piece, titled Doing Diligence ... in Sorez's own words:
"After bemoaning the fact that I was riding around in heavy downpours, thunder and lightning the other day, and my fruitless efforts to assure my ol' lady that it was ok, her point was made loud and clear. She did not want to ever get that phone call, the one where I have gone down in the rain. I told her not to worry, she would not get that call, (without any promise of stopping). I am fully cognizant of the dangers of chance and the chances I take out there on the road, every day that I twist the throttle, and take off into the wind. I also know those dangers are real and that consequential reality happens. Sometimes, out there on the highway, promises made may seem to be empty. But they are not, if when spoken, they are filled with sincerity and hope ..."
Sorez, who has a new book of poetry out now, has 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.
The closer I get to the edge of the road
The tighter I lean in the curve
Slowing the roll through gravel and dirt
So I do not go over the edge
Sixth gear comes quick when twisting the wick
While demons are in hot pursuit
There's something about doing eighty-five
That sends them back to the pit
I have stared cagers right in the face
Crossing that double yellow line
Throttling my way back into my lane
After being forced to the other side
Every day an ever constant threat
Due diligence it's always true
A debt paid daily and always on time
A marker that is immediately due