Seven random images posted the 11th of each month…
1. High Rise
2. Yo Te Amo
6. Turkey Vulture
recently neutered. Is that
for him or for me?
Alone in my ’76 Mustang, glued to the infectious beat
and enticing lyrics of Radar Love,
my hand slaps the dusty red dashboard.
I am twenty years old and this is a fine summer day.
A splash of salmon atop a dark green shell
is visible a quarter mile down the road.
Turtles move slowly and this one is no exception.
A sanctuary of prairie sage marshland
lies just inches away
alongside this quiet stretch of blacktop.
if he can reach safety
before our impending impact.
Nobility, however, gives way to a reluctant curiosity.
Accelerating, I bear down
with only the slightest hesitation,
my trajectory in perfect alignment with his asphalt 20.
A nauseating yet strangely satisfying crunch.
Continuing north, I drive toward town
to pick up a few groceries
for the upcoming 4th of July weekend.