Going Places

         by Michael Dylan Welch and Deborah P Kolodji

First published in Kokako #25, September 2016, page 31. Originally written 22 February 2010, in Upland, California.


cancelled flight—
moonlight catches
the motel room key                                                                        Michael

            credit card rejected
            at the commuter train kiosk                                            Debbie

       gridlock—
first the baby, then the engine
       overheating                                                                                Michael

late for work—
empty rack
where the bicycle was                                                                   Debbie

            inhaling fumes
            of the missed bus                                                                Michael

sun after rain—
blood pressure pills retrieved
from my totaled car                                                                        Debbie