Welcome to Penciled In Poetry, a twice weekly podcast about my poetry. This episode I read and discuss “As she begged me to slow down,” published in my book There Is Nothing Poetic About Fish.
As she begged me to slow down
The car flipped, we exchanged ground for sky,
and in that second, you and I
found the truth more solid than ever before.
My right hand gripped yours,
the left white-knuckled the steering wheel,
and the autumn sun tiptoed through the windshield like
a disco-ball slow dance on fire.
Baby, the truth is,
sometimes we’re a forty car pileup
and nothing will ever fix that.