STOPPING ON THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY

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Submitted Date 09/10/2018
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Shaking from the rattle 
of the concrete highway and
the worn shocks on my old 
Plymouth
I use the bathroom
at a rest stop

And on my way out 
brush by a parked car

I turn to see
a woman sobbing
behind the windshield --
her tears and moans like drowning

Next to her, silent, her husband
drained and sheepish
his hands draped on the wheel
his eyes drifting into the distance

And
I wonder

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  • Tomas Chough 7 months, 1 week ago

    Awesome Rick! You managed to paint a picture in my mind with such a short story. Thanks for sharing!