Your New Life in Columbus Via 71 South

backward signs gray silver
curved necks of lights and opened arms
reaching reaching reaching
not high enough
not low enough to grab
American Cab out of business
blue 333-3333
Sinclair
Morse
cops on horseback
off to Wendy’s Arby’s Tee Jaye’s
down High
down low
all this green and exit
you must enter somewhere

 

(originally published in Central American Literary Review, Spring 2018)