car window cig flickers

the last acceptable lifestyle litter
pauses momentarily in the Matrix
fight choreography air
before gravity stomps it
to the asphalt
where it briefly flares
like a solitary meteor
mistaken for a sexy-cool shooting star
before being vacuumed
up into the guts
of my shuddering eco-friendly vehicle
then somersaulting on foam butt
to unforgiving shoulder
where it lies in soggy stasis
limp with lipstick
attracting curious puppies
and children with keen senses playing
one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other
among the pebbles and urine-tinged grass
while caretakers are preoccupied
smoking

 

 

Image Credits: Kyle Hovey

Jordan Trethewey

Jordan Trethewey grows older, wiser and more ruggedly handsome amidst his busy family in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author of two books of poetry, Bathroom Stall Stanzas (2012), and Wishing on Satellites (2016); and a book of short fiction, Painfully Awkward (2011). He is working on a poetry 'double album,' a book of children's verse, and trying desperately to finish his novel.

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