Apr/May 2008 Poetry

1978 Camaro, Yellow

by Chris Middleman

1978 Camaro, Yellow

I lost myself today, thinking about
the years of scientific & economic
progress that created the possibility

of my teenage mother hearing a Cars record
crackle through stock Chevy speakers
while she sped home down Reeceville Road

Reception good on a flashy Philly FM station
in the rural neighborhood where she grew up
Where they still have no streetlights


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