Chicano Poet

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vehicle Fire

“the modern American family”

They were making love
in the backseat of the van

as her parents sat like statues
in the front

her father  
looked in the rearview mirror

her mother flipped down
the passenger side mirror

powdered her nose
and reapplied her lipstick 

the sighs her daughter made
were misunderstood

but by then
the vehicle was engulfed in flames


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