Chicano Poet

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Texas Road Kill Verse

I was driving my pick up truck into the darkness
when I thought I saw a poem dash out in front
of me. I tried to apply the brakes, jerked the
steering wheel, I barely missed hitting the damn
thing head on. But it scampered off into the forest.
The trees got spooked, revealing their feet. I had
never seen trees run that fast. My pick truck stalled
since I forgot to push in the clutch, I restarted it
and drove away, my heart pounding like a haiku
in my chest. It was prose later before I finally calmed
down and realized what a close call I’d written.


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