Emergency Contact
Claire McMahon

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From "Emergency Contact"
by Claire McMahon.

My Love is Driving Drunk

My love
is driving drunk
down the road I’ve left him on
beside the annals of yesterday’s plans.

My love
is on the refrain, the rebound;
he stumbles on through traffic
and red light cameras photograph
his darkened license plates.

He moves
only because he is in hiding.

I am not that kind of love.
I am not made up for the occasion.
I am closing all the doors, locking up the house,
tying up my hair and
shaking my head free,
pushing forward
and out
through the embers
of what gets left behind.

My love
is driving drunk
down the road
I’ve left him on
beside the annals of
yesterday’s plans.
 

 

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