April 18, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 18

Driving
After the convalescence
     and getting over the fear
     of the road-
now needing a car
And you
     needing the cash
two problems solved
     with one transaction.

I feel like I'm driving
     you everywhere - I opened
     the ashtray to find it
     overflowing with your
     cigarette butts -
     your dog's fur on my pants-
     spare change scattered everywhere.

You'll survive all this, of course,
     and then I'll laugh at
     my own superstition but
     I'll leave the ashes, the
     dander, the coins, because
What if -
     what if -
     what if?

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