GVR 443

October 24, 2011

Red lights ignite four hundred yards before a yellow Yield.
My brake pedal French kisses the rug.
That was strike one.
Ruler straight and seventeen inches from your bumper—
Almost hit by a pitch—
Near enough to spit on the faded blue New Jersey license plate:
Well-hydrated urine lettering: vintage 1853.
I should’ve known.
Strike two.
And here comes the payoff pitch:
Your ’89 Buick rolls a strenuous three miles per hour through the sign
And what should be seen peeping over the steering wheel
But the puff white bloom of a Q-tip with glasses.
Strike three: you’re old!

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2 Responses to “GVR 443”

  1. kvennarad Says:

    Descriptive. Mucho like-o.

    M
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    Marie Marshall
    writer/poet/editor/blogger
    Scotland

    http://mairibheag.com

    http://kvennarad.wordpress.com

  2. Roger Mugs Says:

    this sat in my rss reader unread somehow until today.
    but was brilliant. sad i waited, glad i got to it.


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