Automobile

compartmentalized space the whole world
one way windshield window window
window window mirror mirror mirror
rush of speed then tangled road
slow for nothing nothing slows for you

 

(originally published in Stonecoast Review, Fall 2017)

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My Ford Fiesta Gets Around Forty Miles Per Gallon

Wish we were as patient as my car.
To drive four hundred miles not
needing to stop. To go seven hours
over grayscale roads and want
to talk to you still after.

We drove a long way but got
stranded on the side of
a southern highway, scared
from too many October horror films,
from lasting even this long.

 

(originally published in CircleShow, Summer 2017)