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)

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