the drive

CALLY CORTADO

 

lips tingle

like Brachetto

sparkling stars

on my tongue

 

the last cigarettes

we smoked

in your car

on the road

we were

new Kerouacs

 

lacking for words

we made up

in sound

sighs or laughter

window taps or puffs

of smoke

 

you flicked the ash

too hard I think

perhaps I saw the cherry

glowing little firefly-ing

sparking on a road work sign