Cold Car

by Thomas F. Wylie

dark grey Oldsmobile
four-door dual exhaust
soft cloth seats
new car smell

red lipstick-stained butts
under the front seat
with newspaper rolled
half-pint

exposed

driver’s window open
taste of cigarette smoke
with rush of cold air
on a face of

frozen disgrace

sunken into
a back seat
that fights and meets
mirrored eyes
of hate


Copyright © 2013 by Thomas F. Wylie

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