Monday, April 21, 2008

one more exit (American Sonnet)

the beautifully starving hearts of Suburbia
are unrolling their angst in a old Corolla hatchback this summer
hair sweeping out the passenger side window
in a 55 mile per hour pilgrimage to just anywhere else

a secret mission to see if the franchises are the same
from state to state

a perfect balance between youth and eternity

fall in love, one thousand times a day
the clumsy girl at the rest-stop
the old man with the blue gloves in the toll booth
that song

just go and keep that goofy smile til the fuel light comes on

until we find the other magnet thats been pulling all along
and snap them together with a click


Chris said...


Wendy said...

I really like this. Best minute of my day.

katrocket said...

This was so good, I actually saw a little movie in my head while I read it. I'm pretty sure it was directed by Spike Jonze.

steakbellie said...

Glad you liked it. Various versions have been kicking around my head for a week.