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Burnt Rubber


Burnt Rubber

Tor Strand

The sky drips like penicillin.
And the bike tire slips off the sidewalk,
slips out of gear

makes a world
out of seconds and six inches. The man falls
on the black tar highway. Gravel screams—
head, then body.
He lies there,

like the deer do.

“Piece of shit,”
he says when he comes to.

“Knocked myself out a second.”

Man of sharp bone,
ribbons of muscle and tattoos,
“Finally found someone who can knock
me out. Me!”
He does’t want us, 9-1-1, our milky words
or forced gestures, our faces
fogged mirrors unable to find his,
unable to feel the gravel dyed red across
his forehead.
“Are you okay?” I’m a false […]

Burnt Rubber2020-01-28T19:47:46+00:00

Balad, IR (1)

Inspired by LeVana Lynn Johnson

stationed in Iraq i was headed for the bathroom it was dark out and my brothers in arms were sleeping but i couldn’t
sleep because i needed to pee i’d only been there for two months while most of the others for at least a year
everyone else had caught on the the subtle details of planning a body schedule in war
the cliques were already set i heard the rumors about me from people i didn’t even know but everybody gossips
because there’s only that and the geedunk to live […]

Balad, IR (1)2020-06-03T19:55:29+00:00