Smart Cars

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Tanya McDonald

First published in Prune Juice #22, July 2017, page 125. Originally written 11 July 2009 on the ferry from Kingston to Edmonds, Washington.


Corvette club—
the stud shows off
his trophy wife                                                                          Michael

        the brand-new Hummer
        out of gas                                                                          Tanya

hoisted skyward
by the wrecking magnet
Vega rising                                                                                Michael

Ford Focus—
the windshield blurred
by bug splatters                                                                        Tanya

        overtaken on the freeway
        by a Yugo                                                                          Michael

Mensa convention—
my keys locked
in the Smart Car                                                                       Tanya