A Blip in Kansas City Crime History
-For L.M. in Memoriam

Mentally slogging through
the odometer of past days
onto cold paper over a
two mile radius of writer’s
block visualizing the lead
kiss from an aggressive pistol
when you knew the victim—
when you were both too
young for bucket seats and
big Hemi engines eventually
ending at a crack pipe parlor
upgraded to abandoned house
for a wholesome urban ending