Archive for August 21st, 2010

Fast Lane

By Mary Curtis

To the right
three kids two parents
kicking up dust
on the side of a highway

a fast moving highway

a fast moving family
out of their car
in the mirror
as I pass

the littlest boy urps

pressing his shorts close
to white spindles in big shoes
(I imagine goose bumps)
his mom reaches him

pushes his head down

and he urps again
his dad stands beside
the kids watching

You ask how did I see this,

see this I say
my rear view mirror
a reflection passing
I saw in real time

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