queenie

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Message to Readers

on a poem binge.

bug

October 28, 2020

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dad beeps
the worn horn
of his
vw bug
the headlights
are tilted
the lens 
of the right one
is cracked
the hood's
been keyed
and the passenger's
door
sits loosely
on its hinges
dad hands me
the keys
this time around

and off we go
onto route 66
the world is
mine today.

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3 Comments
  • JustAnotherDarling

    i have a sudden desire to pick up the car keys and beg my dad to go for a drive....unfortunately, i have an assignment due at midnight that i haven't started ;(


    7 months ago
  • Emi

    I love the vintage feel here! The car almost seems like a character in itself. This poem feels like a coming-of-age story.
    Re: thanks so much for your comment! I'm glad I'm able to write characters that come alive to people; that means a lot to me as a writer.


    7 months ago
  • mirkat

    yay, the world is yours! i bow down to you, queenie hawthorne! <3


    7 months ago