Poetry

August 2, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Todd Sukany

 

 

 

Exit Plan

 

 

For the second time this week I’ve had to witness

. . . how to say it?  People driving cars,

 

this time in Georgia, breaking one law

followed by another.  Threats follow

 

disobedience.   Threats follow

a pleasant invitation to sign here.

 

And the result . . . how to say it–

of refusal, a faulty exit plan . . .

 

another professional, highly trained

man goes unemployed.

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 a.m.

 

 

Of course the parking lot at Walgreen’s

is empty.  Conscious decisions.

So many choices.

 

Don’t tell me what to do.

Stop the car at the closest door.

Shift from Drive to Park,

 

across three handicap spots.

Don’t tell me what to do.

Step out and drop one foot

 

after another on the painted wheels,

yellow.  Or was it

baby blue?

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Sukany

Todd Sukany, a Pushcart nominee, lives in Pleasant Hope, Missouri with his wife of over 35 years. His work has appeared in Ancient PathsCave Region ReviewIntégrité, and The Ekphrasitc Review.  Sukany, a native of Michigan, stays busy running, playing music, and caring for six rescue dogs and a cat.

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